Flower Brick

My work combines with the casual, yet deep connection we have with both fabric and functional vessels. We allow clothing to intimately interact with our lives and I desire to create pots that invite the same relationship. I visually break down the basic components of fabric. The stitch, texture, and pattern, among other aspects of clothing, influence my building process. I translate these elements onto my utilitarian forms through slab building and darting to create a unique organic form that references the soft angles, corners, and folds found among fabric. Slip trailing, sgrato, and inlay are used to enhance the depth and vividness of the surface, while a combination of glossy and matte glazes allows subtle changes of texture. Through this translation, my work offers a visual and tactile interest that further encourages interaction between the maker, object, and user.