The unifying theme of my ceramic work is growth. Through the subtle stretch of a vessel’s neck in exploration, or the serpentine thrust of a teapot spout – they are caught in the “stop-action” moment. My works often take on a playful biomorphic turn to animate themselves and project a haughty attitude.
In my world, traditional wheel thrown silhouettes are altered into bulbous shapes, grafted into the iconology of land-sea-air. My home studio is a perfect incubator. It is where I cross breed and graph a bird’s neck here or a crustacean there, capped with a mushroom. My mosaic of surface embellishments is heavily influenced by my fascination with 17th century Staffordshire Ceramics and my personal collection of Mid-century Hob-nail Milk Glass.
(Photos by Frank Rapp)