Ceramic art > STATEMENT

Artifacts or antique toys inspire many of the forms I make. Inspiration often comes from studying how something is put together or how the surface is wearing off. I aim to capture some kind of dream logic by implying a narrative, but leaving part of the story a mystery. Anthropomorphic animal characters appear in my work to express human extremes of weakness and strength. The animal characters seem at first to be from a familiar story. Recurring character archetypes relate to personal experiences. I combine elements that at first seem to be contradictory and invite the viewer to play with interpretations. I want to hold on to that fleeting moment of translation that happens when you encounter something new.