My recent work began to coalesce after a confluence of losses. I found myself with a heightened appreciation of our biology and a visceral connection to the natural world. I collected rocks, shells, leaves, twigs, acorns, burrs, feathers, lichen, and bone. The veins of leaves mimicked my own. Gnarled branches resembled wrinkled flesh. This abiding interest in human anatomy and natural objects manifests in the joy of pinching, pushing, and shaping porcelain. I begin making with intent but inevitably porcelain, and its distinctive materiality is a partner. I entertain myself by exploring its limits, especially drawn to texture and pattern. Bones become branches. Geodes evolve into pinch pots. The exploration is an endless loop of material and maker.
I make handbuilt porcelain pinch pots with distinctive cracked exteriors, hand-carved branches, bones, acorns, eggs, eggshells, and internal organs, utilizing oxides to enhance texture, and sometimes, gold and silver leaf.
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