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I was first drawn to ceramics by the incredible versatility and beauty of the material; a material which can easily mimic natural surfaces such as stone, wood, water and flesh. More importantly though, ceramics allows these different effects to exist seamlessly together within a single work, and thus provides a tool for the deeper exploration of the themes that intrigue me most.
My major interest concerns the genesis and evolution of natural forms and how this vocabulary may speak to design -both traditional and modern. More specifically, I'm interested in such interrelations as surface to form, mutation to symmetry, growth to decay, and representation to abstraction. By playing with ways these seemingly contradictory points are blended and transformed I feel connected to what I feel is a one of the most mysterious and wonderful powers of the natural world. My goal is to create works which inspires the sense of mystery, surprise and wonder that I see in the natural world without explicitly copying it.