order to maintain the highest standards in my work,I personally
perform all of the work necessary to create my pottery.
I unify the interior and exterior of my bowls with color
and texture to achieve a seamlessness not usually found
in ceramics vessels.
are multiple steps I must use to create a piece of my
artwork. I first start with a ball of clay which I hand
form on the potters wheel. This technique known as "throwing"
allows me to make every piece unique in size and shape.
While the clay is still very soft, I use a variety of
handmade tools to press into the clay to
create my patterns and textures. I never use any molds
or stencils, all of the uniformity in my patterns are
achieved by eye. Living in Florida, I am very much influenced
by the tropical plants found in my surroundings. I try
to emulate the natural patterns of expansion and growth
into my work by pushing the boundaries of form and surface.
To finish the work, I spray multiple layers of matte
glazes to the surface of the piece. This technique allows
me to highlight the textures, which gives a soft, almost
glowing, unique translucent quality to each piece.
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