Though I trained as a fine artist, my background in graphic design has had
significant influence on the work that I create. The motivation to create
art has always been justified by making the work have a purpose or function.
Initially my work in clay was entirely functional tableware with the flat
areas of the form acting as a canvas for my decorative and narrative
designs. Most recently I have pursued forms that are not driven by specific
utility, but I have given these ceramic totems purpose by inserting symbols
and images so that they function as a new form of visual communication.