I believe in process. I perceive this time frame to be an entirely forgiving and unmistakably insightful segment in my ceramic-based practice. I always allow myself to be mentally and physically immersed in the process. For me, this segment consists of production, constant idea development, ongoing testing - essentially a push and pull between myself and the material, clay. This is where my experience of being a craftsman becomes richer.
My practice revolves heavily around notions of scale and composition. I am infatuated with these two categories - especially scale and how it influences the embodied experience attained when meeting 3-dimensional matter. I am interested in the affect of material existence – the (initially visceral) raw and immediate bodily response to a physical manifestation.
Form, shape, line, and space are fundamental yet instrumental notions, which are at the forefront of my research and practice. I strive to create works that explore the balance between static and dynamic elements. The possibility of limitless experimentation with the properties of clay is ultimately what keeps me coming back to this unique material. I have an undeniable fascination and inclination towards exploring the techniques associated with clay. I am captivated by the challenges that arise when executing ceramic work. I appreciate that the material I work with challenges me as much as I challenge it.