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Through clay, I combine my love of urban ecology with the process of making and exploration. What you'll find here is a catalog of my experiments with surface and form. While some are more aesthetically successful than others, they were all successful in teaching me something new about the medium of clay.


I spend a lot of time studying sidewalks, pavement, buildings, stairs, walls.

I'm inspired by moments that reveal the infrastructure of the city softening and giving way to time, wear, and the natural processes that govern us all. The indelible fingerprints we've left on the world--even these eventually transform into something new and beautiful--an unintended collaboration between humankind and that which we try to control.

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with gratitude and love to adrienne yurick and the community of potters at Third Avenue Clay who helped me find my way back to clay.