CERAMIC ARTIST // MATERIAL SCIENCE ENGINEER

STATEMENT:
I AM FASCINATED BY WHAT MATERIALS DO, COULD DO, OR MIGHT DO. FUNDAMENTAL TO THIS INTEREST IS CULTIVATING A SENSITIVITY TO MATERIAL TRANSFORMATIONS THAT OCCUR THROUGH PROCESSES. MY WORK RELIES UPON RECOGNITION OF MATERIAL PHENOMENA, AND SUBSEQUENT UNDERSTANDING AND EXACERBATION OF THESE PHENOMENA. INSTANCES OF RECOGNITION COMPOUND TO FORM AN EMPLOYABLE VOCABULARY. THE INFORMATION GATHERED FROM FINISHED WORK IS IMPORTANT BUT FAR LESS INFORMATIVE AND INSPIRATIONAL THAN THE WASTE, BYPRODUCTS, AND REMNANTS OF THE PROCESSES. RATHER THAN SEEKING A VOCABULARY, I DISCOVER IT.