My work, broadly speaking, is based on the observation of objects as abstract form. Inversely, I’m interested in how inherent references to the familiar or material place objects into contexts, histories, and various other narratives. My creative practice explores the contradictory relationship between image and object, form and reference. Clay has a long material history. The choice to use clay as a building material permeates the objects I make with that history.
Originally from the Detroit suburbs, I have been teaching ceramic object making in some form for 14 years. I have held a faculty position in the Newcomb Art Department at Tulane University for ten years teaching all levels of undergraduate ceramics, mentoring graduate students, and maintaining the ceramics lab.