Life is extraordinary.
This great gift we've been given, Life, is remarkable. All you have to do is take a few steps outdoors, and you'll know what I mean. Creation is amazing. And each moment, even the "every day" moments, are precious and entirely one of a kind. Why not then, cherish and recognize the extraordinary in each moment - even in those "every day" ones. A single moment can alone hold great opportunity and beauty.
My hope is that my artwork would call attention to the precious beauty of life that can be found in your "every day". Cups, bowls, mugs, plates.. these are all very common place things we come into contact with each day. Yet when they are uniquely made, we naturally take a moment to pause and reflect on that special quality. As I create, I pray that my work would remind you of the extraordinary within the ordinary and that it would give you an opportunity to reflect on the unique beauty in every aspect of your life.
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
faith, family, and friends
These are the 3 words my father focused on in his welcoming speech at my wedding reception this past June, and they have stuck with me ever since. Though seemingly simple, these three words are profound. When it comes down to it, it's these three things that matter most.
Life is also extraordinary because of the people and relationships that are a part of it. Most of my fondest memories made with family and friends have happened around a warm meal or a refreshing drink. My mother's china reminds me of family gatherings growing up - not to mention The Special Plate! Our favorite ice cream bowls and holiday mugs remind me of quality time spent with my siblings and childhood friends. This is one of my favorite aspects of working with clay and making pottery in particular. Though ordinary, the pots that help us cook, serve, eat, and drink have a special place in our hearts because they remind us of the people we love and memories we will never forget. It is very exciting to know that my work could be a part of bringing your family and friends together and reminding you of those memories made. And to make that gathering even more special with one of a kind pieces would be a thrill and a privilege! I would be honored for my work to be a part of making your gatherings special, whether it be over a family meal or while enjoying tea on the front porch with a friend.