Connection and relationship define me and also define the pottery I make. My connection to the world around me, and the people in it, makes me who I am. I feel a strong sense of history – for this reason, I am always drawn to things from the past. Things that have their own history and have stood the test of time.
Clay is like that. It has its own history…in a way, clay is a bridge from the past to the future. In the pottery process, there is an intimate relationship between the maker and the piece. My hands touch each part of the clay as it moves under them, creating relationship. So that the piece already has a history, even though it is newly created.
I want my work to communicate that sense of connection, to begin its relationship with others, to create memories. For this reason, I make pottery pieces that are classic, comfortable, and enduring. I hope that they will be used and loved, a part of your daily life and your own history.
I’m in a season of life where I want to think more intentionally about what I own, and how I live. I am drawn to smaller spaces and fewer possessions, but also to using things in my daily life that bring contentment and joy.
I make comfortable, functional pottery that works with an uncluttered lifestyle - pieces designed to serve a smaller household and fit into limited storage space. Simple forms with classic, clean lines are my favorites. My work is designed with these concepts in mind – relaxed, understated, enduring. Pottery to come home to.
Along with a great group of fellow ceramic artists, I have moved to a new studio! We are located in Riverview Station, 191 Lyman Street in the River Arts District in Asheville. Our collective is called 2nd Story Potters, and we are in Suite 326. Look for news of our gallery opening on April 11, and come see our new space.