I am primarily a functional potter. I work predominately in porcelain, although not from a traditional perspective. I am exploring the contrast of the white porcelain surface with a matte black glaze. The development of this glaze has allowed me to explore new forms of decoration on the clay surface.
Along with the white/black contrast, I am using a matte/glossy contrast, in techniques of dripping, pouring, and spattering. This new work is vastly different than my traditional approach of brushwork on the white glossy surface.
As a potter, clay directs and influences my lifestyle. Subsequently, the synthesis of clay, artist, and individual is my philosophical approach.