I have a strong interest in figurative work, specifically using physicality to convey thoughts and emotions.  This has been a significant trend in much of my clay work throughout my artistic career.  Each sculpture becomes a character that tells a small piece of their story.  

 

I also have a great reverence for innovative design.  Even as clay and pottery might be one of the oldest art forms known, there are always new ways to modify the conventional styles and generate something novel.  I try to keep my work in adherence with these standards, and enjoy finding exciting ways of bringing clay forms to life. 

 

In my current series, I'm using altered forms from the wheel as my sole building material to construct sculptures that have a 1950's science fiction aesthetic.  The rounded, even forms I can create on a potter's wheel lend themselves easily to recreating this look, and the metal-rich clay and stains I use add rusty, worn character to each piece.  The result for me is a studio full of robots and ray-guns that I hope will resonate with my audience about fun and nostalgia, but also thinking of new ways to employ traditional mediums.