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Recent Work

New Work
 
      Lately I have been thinking a lot about the relationship of the viewer to my pieces. In this particular series I am concerned with scale and how that relationship changes when the scale has changed.

 

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Hug
44 x 42 x 24 Inches
Stoneware, Cone 6 Glaze
2006

 

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Caress
Stoneware
Aprx. 43 x 48 x 28 Inches
2006
 
      This is the other end of the scale spectrum. Ideally, the viewer would be able to directly, physically interact with this work. Again, I would like to have an element of discovery with these pieces as well, by placing them in a wooded area so the viewer literally discovers them. Then, they can have an isolated moment with the piece, and essentially become part of the piece.

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Couple 4
14 x 7 Inches
Stoneware, Colored Terra Sigillata
2006

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Together
10 x 6 inches
Stoneware, Colored Terra Sigillata
2006

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Shelf
Porcelain, Acrylic, Wood
16 x 12 x 5 1/2 Inches
2006

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Detail
Porcelain and Wood
5 Units Each 8 x 3 1/2 x 2 Inches
2006

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Detail (Part One)

This piece focuses on the detail that can be contained in a piece that is around an inch high and how close the viewer must stand in order to see the detail. I want the viewer to see detail and form that they would normally pass over and I feel that the presentation of the pieces does this.

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 Quiet
Wood and Lowfire Clay
12 x 9 x 3 1/2 Inches
2006

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Look
Porcelain, Wood, Sand, and Glass
12 x 20 x 6 1/4 Inches
2006
     These box pieces are like creating little worlds to me. I am interested in the life like quality that these tiny porcelain pieces have and how they begin to interact when placed within the same vicinity. Relationships have interested me for a long while, and this is another way to explore them. There is also an element of mystery and discovery in these works that I enjoy. I want the viewer to feel as if they are coming upon something that is precious.
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Circulate
Wood, Plexiglass, and Lowfire Clay
12 x 12 x 3 1/2 Inches
2006

MA Work

In these works, I want to convey the essence of the idea that I am representing.  It isn’t necessary that the exact relationships that I draw inspiration from are conveyed, but rather the feelings or senses that come along with them.  In order to facilitate that, I use colors that I associate with the aura of the relationship in the piece.  By using stains combined with terra sigillata, I am able to create the soft tones that I want along with a smooth semi-gloss surface.  I want the surface to be tactile and inviting, so the viewer will want to touch and interact.  Ideally, the pieces would be held and moved by the viewer so that they become part of the relationship and part of the piece.

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Look Listen
Stoneware, Terra Sigilatta, Acrylic, Wax
44 Inches by 36 Inches
2005

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Squash
Stoneware, Terra Sigillata, Acrylic, Wax
39.5 inches by 15 inches
2005

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Open
Stoneware, Colored Terra Sigillata
25 by 20 Inches
2005

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Tension
Colored Terra Sigillata, Acrylic
28 by 21 Inches
2005

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Steady
Colored Terra Sigillata, Acrylic
27 by 20 Inches
2005

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Rock
27 Inches by 25 Inches
Stoneware with Terra Sigillata
2005

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Couple 3
Stoneware, Colored Terra Sigillata, Acrylics
28 Inches by 22 Inches
2005

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Content
21.5 inches by 18 inches
Stoneware with colored terra sigillata
2005

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Lean
27 inches by 24 inches
Stoneware, colored terrasigillata
2005

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Piggy Back
24 inches by 18 inches
Stoneware, colored terra sigillata
2005

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Crawl
Stoneware, Colored Terra Sigillata
27 inches by 18 inches
2005

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Stretch
Stoneware, Terra Sigillata
2005

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Candy Austin Ceramics
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