I’m a ceramic artist based in Bellevue. I received my BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada. After graduating I maintained a studio practice and exhibited my work in Vancouver.
My art is inspired by natural, organic forms. I love exploring texture, so my ceramics are tactile and entice viewers to touch them. The surface of my art piece is its personality. It reflects what’s inside. When I create a piece I start with an idea in mind and let form and presence emerge as I work. It is often something unexpected.
Much of my inspiration is drawn from the marks we leave in the world, often unexpectedly. An impression left on an object after it’s been sat on, stepped on, or worn. Or a hand withdrawn from a garden glove, a head lifted from a pillow, clothes taken off. They continue to hold form and presence. I think of how that presence lingers, how it can have an effect on someone.