I make handmade functional pottery!
I am an artist and designer. I am a potter who plays around with the title Ceramic Artist. I do ceramics; I make pots. I am a graphic designer who’s main tools are language, words, and typography. As a designer, I am motivated by communication, the spread of ideas, and providing access to information. As a potter, I am motivated by a somewhat mysterious compulsion to create these useful and hopefully beautiful vessels.
I am both old and new to ceramics. I spent 10 years, off and on, making ceramics as a teenager and young adult. Then I started doing graphic design and all of a sudden it was 16 years since I’d touched clay. In early 2019 I took a break from my career in graphic design, back to pottery. I thought I would just play around a bit. But I can’t stop. I feel compelled to make pots.
At this time I am finding a way to balance these two areas of making. They fall into very different categories: domestic and public, two dimensional and three, ephemeral and more permanent, digital and physical. I continue to be interested in freelance design projects with independent publishers, non-profits, social justice activists, and artists. At the same time, I am constantly making pots and pushing myself to further develop how I use clay. It makes me so happy when a pot that I've made lives on in a home of its own.