Glazes have I found much adversity and fun in developing and firing. Glazed vessels are all high fired with a clear propensity towards microcrystalline and saturated iron glazes.
Sculpturally I work slightly below or beyond the human scale, I strive for methods that allow free-form sculpting.I make research in composite materials for self-supporting structures, as I prefer a maquette free and intuitive work flow.
I’m enthralled by glaze surfaces, the way that further levels of
perception are hidden with each succeeding step of observation,
the apparent first exterior gives way to explorations of more
detail and other complexities. The way form meets my eyes
and my hand perceives the weight distribution, the sound of the
sintered ceramic, how does it resonate?
I’m fascinated by beauty both in looks as in function, to me
all these meets in the chawan. The chawan lets me drink and
contemplate. These are objects that I can fashion with my own
hands to my own desires and aesthetics. These are surfaces that
I can research and pursue. All in order to be made aware of the
intricacies of the relations between aesthetics of form, haptic and
surfaces. As well as to enjoy in use and share as my perspective
I’ve always been fascinated by the tea ceremony and the fascination
has just grown stronger over the years. Making a ritual
and cleaving a serene space out of the business of everyday life,
it is a fashion I’m not about to give up on.
I work from a desire to understand and utilize the chemistry
of glazes to make something that might be both contemporary
and classic in its expression. Creating objects of both artistic and