I have always had a fascination with three dimensional forms. I find myself rooted in functional work, but while being influenced everyday by my modern surroundings, thus creating a constant contrast in my work.
I choose to work predominantly with wheel thrown vessels. Through the tradition of ceramics and the influence of urban forms of expression such as hip hop music, vibrantly colored linear graffiti designs, and the city as a whole,I attempt to create work that encompasses who I am; while constantly being influenced by my role in this modern time, juxtaposed to my love for traditional forms.
My work aims to please the hands and the eye, while providing mental stimulation. The beauty of function is simply that. Using something that is uniquely handmade has a level of personal connection between the user and maker, which is what makes the clay come alive. I use ceramics as my tool for creating objects that can please the masses by using ideas that are inspired by those same masses.
My current work is mainly all stoneware and porcelain
high fired in gas, wood, and salt.
Availability of Work
My work can be seen at the 119 Gallery in Lowell, MA
and at The New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire
For the past few years I have been firing all my work to high temperatures, until recently I have been exploring low firing techniques doing, pit, barrell, and sagger firings.
I decided to persue ceramics as soon as I discovered it. Currently I hold a BFA from The New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester New Hampshire and am a MFA canidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania
2008 appointed Head studio manager at Wesleyan Potters in Middletown CT, USA
2008 53rd annual Exhibit and Sale, Wesleyan Potters Craft School
2008 Members Show 119 Gallery Lowell, MA
2008 BFA Thesis Show New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
2008 Look 6 group happening, Peterborough, NH
2007 Juried Exhibition 119 Gallery Lowell, MA Juror Jed Speare of Studio Soto
2007 5th Annual Minumental, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
2007 BFA Senior Preview, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
2006 Student Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art
2006 Working Together, Collaborative Show piece with Matt Ehemka, Center
Street Gallery, Southington, CT
2006 4TH Annual Minumental, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
2005 Student Exhibition, Keene State College, Keene, NH