Clay Elements



Clay Elements

About The Artist

Bethesda, MD
Ceramics • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS

As a ceramic artist, I am inspired by patterns in nature. The space between land, water and sky and matter shaped by the passage of time. I express the tactility of clay through form, textures and color. I am interested in juxtaposing contemporary and traditional design elements to make cultural connections. My functional and sculptural vessels are wheel thrown and assembled with altered and carved components. The forms are canvases for painting and mono-printing slips, stains and glazes.



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Glen Echo, Maryland

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Tell us how your work is made.

My functional and sculptural stoneware and porcelain vessels are wheel thrown and assembled with altered and carved components. These built forms are canvases for painting and mono-printing slips, stains and glazes. My ceramic vessels are high temperature fired in an electric kiln and soda high temperature fired in a gas kiln.


What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

I make functional and sculptural stoneware and porcelain vessels. Clay comes from the ground, it is essentially fine-grained rocks that are millions of years old. I am passionate about expressing the tactility of clay through articulation in form and color. I want to create objects that embrace the sense of touch and evoke the contemplation of nature. I hope that my work offers values of comfort in function and enjoyment in form.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

In my work, I am inspired by patterns in nature; the space between land, water and sky; matter shaped by the passage of time. I create unique forms and surfaces through painting and mono printing slips and glazes.