I am an alchemist and a forager. I’m interested in processes of change, both in my artwork and myself, and ceramics is a practice in radical transformation. In the kiln, pressure, heat, and time each play a role in the act of chemical change that the piece undergoes. Similarly, a person in the intensity and pressure of new places and experiences can change radically. I’ve lived in the desert, the jungle, big cities and small towns, the edge of the Pacific, and the white pine forests of the Midwest. Each place added a layer of richness to my aesthetic vocabulary. Color is a joyful presence in my work, often created by layering homemade glazes over embedded found objects. I look for value in what has been discarded or ignored. As I walk to the park with my daughter, I find sand, broken glass, seed pods and lost jewelry to melt glossy puddles, create voids, or burn black scars into the glazes of my ceramic sculptures. Many of my sculptures imagine traveling into new worlds, either in the future or the distant reaches of space.
-Ann Arbor Art Center, "The Walls Won't Hold" Solo Exhibition Feb 2024
-Practical Art, "Sea of Crisis, Sea of Tranquility" Solo Exhibitoon March 2022
-Abrahms Claghorn Gallery, "In Museum Orbit" Solo Exhibition October 2021
-Practical Art, "Relics from Proxima Centauri" Two Person Exhibition, October 2020
-Mesa Arts Center, Spark! Festival, "The Night Garden" Installation, March 2018
-phICA Gallery, "Exoscape" Solo Exhibition January 2018