Photo by Kevin J. Thomson

Photo by Kevin J. Thomson

I make work as a response to exploring what it means to have a body. The tactility and bodily nature of clay lends itself to this exploration, allowing me to work intuitively as I respond moment by moment to the thoughts and sensations that arise. My fascination with making vessel forms as a means of expression is integrally linked with my belief in the body as a sacred vessel. When I approach making with this in mind, I appreciate the wonderful diversity of forms that emerge and go easy on the flaws and inaccuracies, accepting them as the beautiful idiosyncrasies that make each body and vessel unique.