BIOGRAPHY

I come from Wyoming, USA but live in London.  I think London is the greatest city on earth with its diversity of cultures and pockets of eccentricity.  It’s bustling and vibrant, changing moment to moment.

 

The bling of new rubs up against the stately pomp of the old under the watch of edifices that have stood for centuries.  It makes for a very lively dynamic whose energy I attempt to capture and harness into my work.

 

But living in such a ‘full on’ environment necessitates that periodically, I escape to Wyoming. Riding through the mountains or driving through wide open landscapes gives me the space to breathe and contemplate these experiences and how they can resonate in my work.  Without the background ‘chatter,’

 

I am able to think about the patterns in our lives that transcend time. I hope my pieces will be the starting point for a conversation.

I am a member of Society of Designer Craftsmen

Artist Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT

Myths often inspire my work. They are a living inscription of those who have gone before, their eternal truths informing our lives now.  We tend to believe our experience is unique, but life’s fundamentals are unchanging. I want my work to engage with these ideas – of life, death, love, the passing of time – to explore where we are and where we’re heading.

 

I begin with timeless, iconic shapes, then imbue them with modern themes. Clay has been a medium for artists for millennia, which brings a responsibility and power in imprinting it now with new life. It is, for me, the most challenging and the most satisfying material, its textural quality bringing a wonderful immediacy. There are often sympathies between my pieces that I don’t see until some time after they’ve been completed.

 

I take my sketch book with me everywhere. New environments influence shapes and textures in my work as I find ways to interpret my surroundings. I work largely in stoneware clay, curating the relationship between the clay and the challenging form to which it submits. My pieces are hand-crafted, laid down coil by coil, each one a meditation on what the shape will become and the message it will carry.

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ARTIST STATEMENT

Myths often inspire my work. They are a living inscription of those who have gone before, their eternal truths informing our lives now.  We tend to believe our experience is unique, but life’s fundamentals are unchanging. I want my work to engage with these ideas – of life, death, love, the passing of time – to explore where we are and where we’re heading.

 

I begin with timeless, iconic shapes, then imbue them with modern themes. Clay has been a medium for artists for millennia, which brings a responsibility and power in imprinting it now with new life. It is, for me, the most challenging and the most satisfying material, its textural quality bringing a wonderful immediacy. There are often sympathies between my pieces that I don’t see until some time after they’ve been completed.

 

I take my sketch book with me everywhere. New environments influence shapes and textures in my work as I find ways to interpret my surroundings. I work largely in stoneware clay, curating the relationship between the clay and the challenging form to which it submits. My pieces are hand-crafted, laid down coil by coil, each one a meditation on what the shape will become and the message it will carry.

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