We Are Clay is the name of the studio I started in 2015. As a Christian artist, it is my desire to learn more about God, our creator, and create work with the goal of communicating aspects of who God is and our relation to him as his creation.
I am a ceramic artist working in both pottery and sculpture. The core of my work is to accentuate beauty and to explore it. In a world pervaded by darkness, my aspiration is to reflect that which is good. Nature holds endless metaphors and lessons for our lives and I am continually awed by creation, which ultimately that leads me to be in awe of our creator. I hope that my work may reflect a fraction of the beauty this world holds and that I can bring that beauty to others to enjoy, to learn, and to bring hope.
Clay is a versatile and expressive medium that allows me to experiment and create new ways of looking at form. It also gives me the ability to express different topics. I often take themes and use clay and natural form to convey the concept. I demonstrate the exploration of nature and creation by creating pottery that is both beautiful and functional, and through creating free form sculptures. The combination of clay with other materials, such as wood, helps me to communicate various ideas in an organic and authentic way. My goal is to create beauty, even if the theme involves hardship or struggle.
The heart of my work is to make quality, hand made pottery and sculptures that reflect and add beauty to the space they occupy. All of the items are handmade by me in my studio, using clay made in the U.S.A.
I feel called to make art, and I'm excited to share this journey with you!