#1 what was your first job and how did you end up making ceramics?
my first job, other than the obligatory babysitting was working in a fabric store cutting fabric. this was through high school. hmmmmmm. i didn't really take any art during high school, and i think all the pent up ideas just came rushing out once i was in college. i loved working with clay, but pretty much equally loved printmaking. went with clay after i graduated, doing an apprenticeship and eventually found a way to combine my love of surface narrative and pottery.
#2 what is your favorite piece/group/series of your work?
currently i really like these mugs that we are making. they are just a very pleasant shape and size and really nice to draw on.
#3 who or what inspires you?
inspiration. there is so much. spring. anyone who works with passion or devotion. athletes. have been reading about the eames, so them. wendell berry. john edwards.
#4 describe your ideal sunday.
up. go for a run. church, and having the kids in sunday school get what i am trying to teach. big lunch. nap. garden or ski depending on the time of year. cook fun dinner. movie. no house cleaning at all.
#5 what do you see outside your studio windows?
right now, lots of flowers and my next door neighbors.