Established in 2018, my studio includes both an office and small work space for creating with clay. In 2019, the interior space was developed and some minor exterior alterations were completed. Since the completion of my studio, my work has centered on functional porcelain wares for the home. Planters, vases, cups, small platters, and bowls have been my primary focus.
Inspired by simple clean lines and a mid-century modern aesthetic, turquoise blues and yellow golds are prominent colors in my current functional wares. I do use a range of underglazes to add pops of color, but gravitate towards reds and oranges. All of my work is created by hand using either slabs, coils, or pinched clay. The forms are individually made and the makers mark is evident. Many of the patterns found on my planters are created with clay stamps that I design. The stamp is pressed into the soft clay slab prior to creating the planter. Some of these stamps are pictured on my "Explorations" page. On this page you will also see my figurative clay work.
I currently have two studio assistants, Tito and Paco. My senior assistant, Tito, is inquisitive and is always on the look out for intruders. He lets his presence known and he doesn't seem to know that he is only 10 lbs. Paco is a bit more relaxed and often hangs out on the recliner in the studio or he positions himself at my feet.