Simplicity of design and a fascination with curves and intersecting lines are important elements in building my sculptures.
Until recently I used vessels as canvasses for earthy wood-fire markings. I'm now moving toward more open sculptural shapes with sensual folds and joyful colors, and discovering new potential in both form and finish. Inspired by contemporary European ceramic artists such as Wouter Dam and Merete Rasmussen, my work is becoming more abstract.
I also enjoy working with malleable aluminum mesh as a medium, because both its texture and immediacy offer a refreshing contrast to my work with ceramics. Most of my mesh pieces can be hung in the air, creating shadows and motion. In both clay and metal the exploration of negative space is an integral part of my final forms.