My work is greatly influenced by the past. I spent my childhood immersed in classic films and television shows. Little did I know at the time that the moving pictures would define my creative outlet in the future. I prefer to use imagery that is instantly recognizable to all such as desserts and travel scenery. I embrace kitsch. My work is meant to be a quick getaway, like watching a film, where one can step into a sunny world away from the reality of today. I strive for a smile from a viewer.
I work in clay. Having worked for a handmade tile studio for fourteen years, I developed a love and a skill set for making tile. I am a process driven artist that enjoys the tactile sensation of carving, painting, and drawing on clay. My work is full of color and fired to ∆06 (low fire) in an electric kiln.