Artist Statement

My work includes sculptural vessels, wall tiles, and artist books on porcelain substrates, angular and flattened forms. Occasionally, I make series of serving dishes. I mark my surfaces with tools, ceramic pencils, slips, glazes and iron toner prints. Some pieces have handmade paper inserts, and the versos of the porcelain books are of handmade papers printed or otherwise marked by me.

Imagery based on words and maps has long been central to my work, expressing messages that may be variously interpreted or understood depending on context. I use maps as diagrams of both certainty and doubt, pointing to where we think we are and to the biases, hopes and fears underlying that assumption. I may intersperse them with scribbles, texts and graffiti, often faded and fragmentary, palimpsests of color, shape and meaning attacked by time.