Angiosperm: vessel for the seed. Flowering plants exhibit sensual form, while each specific part performs an essential function. Flowers are vessels for life and energy. They are a part of our everyday lives from being a source of beauty and delight, to the role they play in producing sustenance.
The objects we surround ourselves with serve various purposes in our lives as well. Some we have chosen, attracted to their shape, color, or texture. Others we have selected simply because they perform a necessary function. There is however, the rare case of an object that satisfies both functional and aesthetic desires.
I seek to create porcelain objects that entice the viewer with sensual contours, delicious color and compelling shapes. Each piece is inspired by a particular part of floral anatomy, suggesting function of the botanical and of the ceramic vessel. Perhaps the viewer is reminded of something biological, only subsequently learning of the function the object can carry out. The organic design allows each object to be handled effortlessly and joyfully, appealing to the senses of sight, touch and curiosity.