Condom box with floral penis decoration.

Condom box with floral penis decoration.

Artist Statement

Overall, my work is about making the user feel. In my functional work it’s literal, taking the form of a tactile experience, in my art it’s about keeping the viewer feeling uncomfortable.

My functional pots are all about glaze texture. I like the transition of smooth glaze to rough slip, or a matte glaze that mixes with a glossy one to create streaks of texture and pattern. Things that work the same every time tend to bore me, so I like that these glazes sometimes give me unexpected results.

The more art style work I produce is rooted in feminism. I like to decorate my pots with the human body and images of sexuality, displaying both in a positive light. I’m very influenced by the image of Venus in her many forms, “Olympia” by Manet is of particular interest to me because of her strong, unapologetic gaze. I want my work to make the viewer question the way they feel about the body and sexuality by putting it in front of them, on the wall or table.