I make art as a respite from my career as a computer programmer. However, my work still maintains a connection to my analytical side. The algorithmic nature of knitting and the geometry of pottery give me a comfortable home base from which to explore.
The things I make in my day job have a lifespan of less than five years. My art is a reaction against this. I seek to make durable and functional forms that are also beautiful.
Each piece begins by developing a feeling of how it will be used and by whom. That initial impulse informs material, shape, and decoration as the object is created.
I want my work to be used and loved for years to come. Even the children’s wearables should see a long life as hand-me-downs between siblings, cousins, and hopefully even generations.