Functional and Decorative Porcelain
I first realized my love for clay when I was five; when my brother and I found clay in the creek behind our house in Macon Georgia. In elementary school I realized I had something to offer when my teachers and peers appreciated my artistic contributions for class projects. But it wasn’t until I was in college that I first learned how to throw a pot.
I believe my creative abilities are a gift from God and it feels right to nurture the artist in me. I’m grateful for every second that I am able to work at it and my work is always evolving.
I use white porcelain and throw forms on the potter’s wheel, which are altered then carved into decorative yet functional pieces such as vases, luminaries and orchid pots. I make porcelain cups, bowls, tea pots and pitchers with glaze combinations that are reminiscent of water, sand and driftwood.
My current body of work includes pierced vases, luminaries and sculpted porcelain boxes that resemble sun bleached coral.
I love using porcelain because of its pure white color and it’s creamy, smooth texture and finish. It reflects light and shadows beautifuly accentuating surface textures and designs. I love its durability, translucency and the how the colors pop through the negative spaces in the designs.
My favorite part of the creative process is when I allow myself time to play and have fun exploring new ideas.