Clay

My ceramic work begins as simple stoneware slabs that are manipulated by hand. I leave the awkward joins, cracks, and scarring intentionally untouched—artifacts of the construction process and of the compromises made between artist and material. The introduction of transitional metal oxides into the clay while still plastic, and again prior to final glaze firing, imbues the finished work with surfaces reminiscent of stone and of earth.

More recently, I've started incorporating objects collected from walks in and around Gowanus into larger sculptural works.

Traces, installation view, Three Rivers Gallery, 2019.