A whimsical attitude characterizes my artwork. Stylized imagery, often inspired by African, Aztec and Egyptian as well as contemporary pop culture is the starting point. To this is added a liberal use of vibrant color, interesting shape as well as delightful pattern. Unique use of form and juxtaposition of textures reflects the sophistication that is achieved through attention to detail and deliberate use of materials. Combinations of soft, ethereal feathers complement the hard, slick ceramic glaze. Gemstone beads and found objects add yet another layer of visual interest.
I create my artwork by using handmade techniques. Each piece is handpainted, multifired and sandblasted. Sandblasting imparts a mat finish to the glaze surface. Additionally, I combine the ceramic with natural feathers, found objects and fabricated sterling silver and 14k gold components.