Path and Inspiration As a person of mixed heritage, I am intrigued by art forms and techniques that are the result of cross-cultural contact ie, hybrid cultures.I began my studies in Vancouver, Canada, home of my matrilineal ancestors (Squamish First Nation). I have since relocated to Brighton, England, where I practice under Master Potter, Roberto Gagliano.
Process and Practice My practice extends wheel-thrown forms to include handbuilding techniques: coil and slab, and with an emphasis on surface decoration. I see my pots as "people" with a lived experience in their creation; They have their own stories to tell. Additionally I am drawn to the repeating patterns of textiles, basketry, and wool work; the motifs and designs built into the very bodies of the works. I approach decoration with the same meditative focus as counting knots, or warp threads on a loom.