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artist statement

My life is put on hold when I play with clay. It is the one activity that engages me so totally my thoughts are simply unable to wander. I dream a shape, and I have to make it.

Modern architecture and natural landscapes inspire my sculptural forms, but I feel that there is a magical connection when a work of art is small enough to cradle in your hands.

I also believe you should be able to share your home with necessary objects that you absolutely love. This is why I aim to make everyday objects that you can enjoy using or wearing, but when you are not using them, they become sculpture installations for your home.

Most of my pieces begin on the potters' wheel, and then I find new ways to subtly reshape them into more fluid and organic forms, forms that fit and flow quietly with each other like elements in a landscape.

Beauty, for me, lies in undecorated simplicity.


porcelain jewelry

My wearable miniature sculptures are hand-built from white or black porcelain clay, ear wires are individually crafted from Argentium sterling silver, and necklace cords are shaped from tempered stainless steel coils, memory wire or faux suede.

The porcelain is lightly sanded after firing so that the surface is smooth to the touch, but I do not apply any glaze so that the organic rawness of the clay’s muddy origins can be fully appreciated. I also try to preserve the fluidity of clay in the forms I make.


care guide

Pottery: Dishwasher and microwave safe.

Wall Sculpture, Bird Feeders, Houses and Baths: May be installed indoors or outdoors (frost-proof).

Porcelain Jewelry: All components can be washed with liquid soap. On a hot summer’s day, I simply get in the shower while still wearing them! Just be sure to dry off any metal wires; faux suede can be left to air dry. If necessary, the porcelain parts can be gently scrubbed with dishwashing liquid and a scrub sponge (apply abrasion, not pressure). Sterling and stainless wire can be polished with a jewelry cloth when needed.