The ceramics are a combination of the beautiful and the ugly. I am interested in combining highly decorated objects with abject elements. Glossy pieces, with bone like bisque details. They explore ideas of superficiality, hidden meanings, the façade and the abject.
The pieces question how, within society, the ugly can be hidden by beautiful glossy imagery, propaganda, parades, children's books and other methods of brainwashing or influencing, methods which have been used throughout history.
The clay pieces are earthenware; either fired at cone 05 bisque or fired to cone 6 ceramic. With a combination of under glaze and glaze, I am interested in contrasting materials, matte to glossy surfaces, and bisque to ceramic. White and Black clay is used in combination and individually. All the pieces are hand built and painted.