Referencing the female form, I combine various layers of textural and decorative information by weaving beautiful and sometimes repulsive elements. Working from the framework of the eighteenth-century corset, I employ a subtle semi-translucent satin matte glaze palette, inviting touch as skin or lingerie would. The fact that my work is intended for the dining room opens the arena to formal interaction, while elements of “femaleness” are rendered sublime. Paradoxically, I invite the viewer to interact with unorthodox textures and anatomy in a public setting, which may be more “appropriate” for the bedroom. Metaphorical interwoven layers of humor, exaggeration, and subtle sarcasm allow me to be somewhat of “The Bad Girl in the Dining Room” while expressing my vision of contemporary decorative functional ceramics.
"The Bad Girl in the Dining Room."