Portrait of Artist by Emma Freeman Photography

Artist Statement

The work I make is my soliloquy of simpler times.

I turn the soil.

I plant the seeds.

I grow the wheat.

I harvest the grain.

I grind the flour.

I trade for the salt.

I collect the water.

I knead the dough.

I coax the fire.

I bake the bread.

Nourishment comes in many forms-labor, vulnerability, connectedness, desire.  The vessels of clay I make are for sustenance. They are a document of my intent and a signifier of my connection to past cultures of time and place. Having the hand present in my work is critical. It is through the element of touch I am able to honor honesty, vibrancy, energy, and humility. My work is a way to thwart the roar of fast-moving modernity and reinvent the quiet.