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The stones I pick up at the beach are the inspiration for this group of work: in my hands I feel warmth from the sun, I see evidence of time. I carry the heft of their weight. I’m drawn to the essence of that physical experience and question “What drives attachment from the physical to the emotional? What grows from being contained?” 

Each piece is hand-built, with slabs and a little bit of pinching. I like to group them together, to see how they collaborate. The minimal texture, color and decoration are nods to topographical maps and the layers one sees in rock formations. 

After years of working in red earthenware glazed with white maiolica, I have recently switched. Porcelain has now captured my heart—its purity, natural whiteness, and the challenges it presents as a building material.