I am fascinated with exploring color interactions in ceramics. In the slabs series my intention was to create massive solid ceramic “test tiles” as a canvas for material experimentation with gas reduction firing. I wanted to invent a form, like the vase, that could be standardized and used to interrogate the colorful interactions of glaze, oxide based slip, and clay bodies. I chose the rough ambiguous vertical shape as a way to reference a mountainous landscape, tombstones, or painting.


Similar to the Slab series, the fans and holes are freestanding, flat, vertical sculptures. They too were intended to resemble natural forms, however, these are based on underwater plant life as a basis for the abstraction. As the series went on, so too did the distortion of form into blocks and grids.