Working in the ceramic medium, my objects and images are embedded in the permanence of the material. I am deeply drawn to ceramic’s profound and unparalleled history as well as its flesh-like qualities before it is fired and its inherent fragility post firing. The power of the utilitarian object tied with the potential for surface ornamentation, form alteration, and multiple firings allows for objects manifested in clay to carry numerous uses and functions: contain, preserve, offer, commemorate, and adorn.
My work sets on the edge of the irreverent and absurd. Compelled by my interest in history, civics, and comics, I make work that is derivative of current events and pop culture. Inspired by centuries of satirical artists who have provoked audiences and those in power, I follow in a rich history of artists who work to entertain as a means of informing.