Artist Statement

The fundamental concern and focus of my work is to achieve simplicity, balance, and clarity of form. Simple geometric shapes, such as the sphere and the cylinder, are often referenced in the execution of my work. I use color generally to attract attention to contour, but utilize very little surface decoration that would take away from the purity of the object's form.

For me, the true challenge of creating an object is to give the piece a timeless presence or quality.  To achieve this, I focus on the color, shapes, and proportions of the vessels by themselves and in groups, and the way light interacts with the work.  Opacity, translucency, and transparency are varied to create different impressions for each series of work.