"I try to explore the relationship between form and time and energy; the clay comes to me soft and pliable. Then it dries and becomes brittle and powdery. If left under a bell jar in the sun, perhaps it would stay in that form indefinitely, but by taking the cumulative energy of many, many lifetimes of ambient temperatures and compressing it into less than 24 hours, the clay undergoes a change on a molecular level; molecules of quartz bind and turn to stone. The glazes are primarily powdered feldspars and silica. They as well metamoporphasize from exposure to energy. The effects that most satisfy me are the ones that remind me of that active transformation; scaling energy over time, and arresting that process at just the right time yields dynamic, compelling results."
1985 - SUNY Purchase
1990 - Sarah Lawrence College