The half empty cup is always half full. Every story has at least two sides. So even though I make sculptural work I also love making pots that can be used and held. Cups especially are a pleasure to make. Making them is like eating a brown sugar and butter sandwich--going home for the holidays but without calories. Working on these simple forms helps me to explore new ideas and resolve problems that come up in the more complex work.
In a way, these containers are just a three-dimensional version of my childhood collages. Half-finished pieces, and discarded bits, scraps of color and texture are stitched together in my clay studio to form intimate vessels. The conversation between my hand and the clay, between memory and today are extended into a new conversation in the brief trip from the bottle to the lip.