The Process of Preparation

The Process of Preparation

My beautiful, blank canvas prepares to be worked.  I take a huge amount of time and care when it comes to preparing my medium. Preparation, for me, begins before I take my clay out of its bag. I custom mix all of my clay, diligently tailoring it to display...
Physicality of Clay

Physicality of Clay

Part of being an artist that physically works on a medium means taking certain precautions to ensure that my body remains healthy. I throw hundreds of pounds of clay during any given week, often in extremely awkward positions, and in a way that potentially poses a...
The Classic Vase

The Classic Vase

This is a form that I threw several months back. Its shape, with a wide belly and thin neck, is what I refer to as a “classic” vase. This anatomy is one that I return to every so often and recalls fond memories of my early days on the wheel. These were the first...
On Inspiration

On Inspiration

Inspiration is so important and it’s not something that I talk about enough. Art is not made in a bubble. My growth and development as a ceramicist has occurred in tandem with a number of other artists that I respect in the field. Who these artists are change over...
Good To Be Home

Good To Be Home

My time in South Korea has come to an end as has summer. I need more time to sit with the lessons that I have absorbed during my time on Jeju but I can tell already that years from now I will reflect on the past month and a half as a particularly transformative period...