In my work I strive to make pottery that the viewer can connect with and hopefully open up a dialogue between two people. My exploration of surfaces, forms, and imagery helps to spark conversation. Growing up in a family run mens workwear store, blue collar men would often come in and share stories from work, the past, or a dirty joke over a cup of coffee. I push my work to make it appear as if it has come from the past by adding layers of terra sigillata, stains, and underglaze. By adding various image transfer techniques I allow the viewer to connect with a shape, a graphic, or pop culture icon. Which furthers the exploration of conversation. When drawing from the past I will often use references of old enamel cookware, classic magazine ads, and mid century and pop art of the 50s and 60s.
New Images of new mugs are slowly being added
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