“I use the unexpected medium of clay, commonly fashioned into utilitarian vessels and dinner ware, to symbolize the diversity of roles assumed by women in the 21st century. From the safe harbor of home to an arena of mass appeal, women, what they pursue and where they find themselves in the world are reflected by this series of dresses. This post-feminist observation of female identity ranges from the private domain of a gardener who lovingly nurtures plants to grow to the nationally televised public humiliation of pop singer Janet Jackson during the country's most widely watched sports event.
Ceramics and wire are manipulated into representations of what woman accomplish in and out of the public eye. As fantasy abstractions of this form, my dresses respectfully acknowledge all that women accomplish, whether they are connecting with nature or dancing onstage.”
Astounded by the massive clay structures achieved by a few architectural ceramists in the United States, I began to acquire knowledge and experience with this art form. Having been trained by world renowned master architectural ceramist Peter King, I began working on his StoneHaus team and also began my own architectural creations – both public and private. This period of expanding my clay knowledge to architectural ceramics consumed most of 2008. In 2009 I continued with my Ladies Dress Series and began my career as an accomplished architectural ceramist.