Creating narrative vessels and sculptural pieces are where my interests currently lie. I find it challenging and fascinating to create a three-dimensional object and then activate the surface with an account or tale. When designing these I keep in mind the elements that are important to me, which are beauty, a story or narrative, adornment and color. I am fascinated with creating small, descriptive environments on a three-dimensional surface through which the viewers can explore and discover their own interpretations. I achieve this by means of investigation of European architecture and gardens, coupled with the technique of trompe l’oeil. Using this style together with my painting background, I am able to manipulate the surface and texture of my vessels.
Currently, I am creating a series of pieces focusing on the emphasis our society places on luxury and obsessing on material gains. The work concentrates on creating a series of small, adorned objects that reflect our need for keeping track of how celebrities live, and looking to purchase fad items they generate.
In my new technical research I am creating small drawings and then scanning them into a computer. Through the use of toner transfer I position these visuals onto the exterior of the ceramic objects. After firing the transfers I can embellish and enrich the surface with color and further enhance the drawings.