My work is strongly influenced by architecture, both primitive and contemporary (i.e. the home, the temple, and skyscraper). I base the work on the idea of the container vessel and at times utilitarian forms such as tea pots and lidded jars.
Some of the work – bowls, vases, and platters – fall into a more ceremonial category. The image of a teapot has become a major focus of work and time. These teapots are non-utilitarian and are to be viewed in their profile.
The challenge of my work is to combine the many elements (handles, spouts, and lids) into a work that dances and presents a new view and image of a familiar form. My primary interest is in the making, the process, and the physical dance of making pots.