Artist Statement

My inspiration is driven from repetitive patterns found in nature. Patterns as simple as bubbles formed from water or as complex as the scales of reptile skin delicately line the surfaces of my vessels giving the user an exciting thrill during use.  I focus on each pieces’ functionality making sure the utilitarian design is not only unique, but easy, comfortable, and compelling to use as well.  The embellishments I apply to the surface flow from one piece to the next and capture a small glimpse of overlooked patterns that are found almost everywhere. I began to see the world  through a microscopic lens and I followed this rabbit hole into learning more about Dirichlet tessellations ranging from patterns on dragonfly wings to honeycombs from bees. I apply an over looked pattern in nature to an over looked item we use everyday to give attention to both sides of the story: nature and function.