While growing up in an old farmhouse in rural Maine, I came to believe in the process of creating preciousness from materials surrounding me. I am currently exploring clay as the substance that both contains and reveals our human history. The elemental qualities of the clay allow me to connect to my past while creating functional pottery for the celebratory, banal, or triumphant hours that design our days.
My intention while making is to pay homage to the symbols and visual iconography from my existence as a girl becoming a woman. Water lilies, labyrinths, and wilting roses are the visual cues I employ to invite both user and viewer to consider resilience, vitality, and loss. As I grapple with the metamorphosis from girlhood to womanhood forms shift from delicate and shy to rooted and buoyant.
In my work the tension between soft and strong, touch and trust, and the user and the maker are the complex dualities that embody both form and femininity. Serving, sharing, and gathering are the rituals I consider as the forms reveal themselves.