Where do you live and work? Why did you choose this location?
I'm from New York and recently moved out of state for the first time to Los Angeles.
Wanted a shift in pace, sights, space, opportunity, and community.
How do you create your paintings and ceramics?
In painting, I work on primed or partially primed canvas. I begin by having an overall structure in mind, then defining the scale and direction of movement.
Underpaintings are made in acrylic with final layers finished in oil paint. I'm interested in color perception and focus on unexpected color combinations and variations in tone and temperature.
Handbuilt pottery is a slow process compared to thrown or slipcast ceramics. Pieces are cut, formed, attached and smoothed individually.
I construct tableware and vessels in porcelain and glaze patterns by hand.
As a maker, guide us through a perfect day for your practice?
An ideal day starts with coffee and toast, while planning ceramic shapes and quantities to complete.
I split time in my studio outside under the trees using my slab roller and move inside for cutting and finishing. Ending when it's too dark at sunset.
What is your creative aspiration for the next few months?
Take road trips to watercolor. I'd love to expand ceramics production to wholesale in shops and find a space to show new work.