Artists Statement

Materials have always interested me as well as how those materials came to be, how they connect with others and how we use them. Thinking through making is at the core of my practice. The challenge of new processes and new materials as well as collaborations with other artists adds to this mix of discovery, new contexts and connections.

I have a passion for the history and narrative behind traditional craft, industry and cultural heritage which I try to reflect in a contemporary way. An inherent pleasure in the making process, using both haptic and tacit skills, often using repetitive acts, allows me to form objects with meaning. I seek to engage the viewer in the unique human experience that is derived from immersion in creative activity using the hand and basic tools.