One of my favorite recurring themes. Here I expose the beauty in the grotesque and explore the fertile territory between the misshapen and the well made.
My best friend said it looked like the monster from Stranger Things. It's also been compared to an eggplant, a starfish, and buttocks.
this one wants to swallow you whole
I find surface manipulation endlessly fascinating. From gentle undulating patterns like erosion lines or bark to the more geometric rhythms I have been exploring lately.
So white, so refined, so porcelain.
10 tiny tumblers. Iron oxide on the outside
I frequently find myself recreating patterns and forms found in nature. Flower pots, get it?
I work with a playful attitude. Some of my favorite pieces came from making a mistake. Turning an unexpected outcome into something successful is fun and rewarding.
Becky's Funny Face mug
The discomfiting humor derived from making explicit the familiar corporeal forms inherent in ceramic vessels references the dichotomy between self-recognition and our causal relationship with objects.
That's artschoolspeak for this mug's handle looks like a nose lol.
This one is the fourth member of a set but it was lost in the studio after the bisque. I glazed it in classic blue and white diner mug style as a gift for my best friend. An amusing overlay of my goofiness on her good taste.
This is my first crack at an idea I've been kicking around for a while. I entered this fun-loving set into my studio's most recent challenge: to create work that explores play in ceramics.