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Ceramic Now Weekly, October 2021

I'm so excited, my work has been featured in the Ceramic Naw online publication. I've been working with clay for the past 15 years. I took my first clay class in 2004 at West Valley College, Saratoga, CA, got my BFA from San Jose State University and my MFA from the University of Cincinnati, OH.


Currently I have my studio in San Jose, but I'm moving to SC, York.

All my work is an attempt to deal with psychological issues and explore emotions and feelings in depth. I am interested in examining the entity of the form during the process of transitioning from one realm to the other, from one stage of development to the next one. I use an abstract figurative shape to suggest the ambiguity of the process, signify the importance of the change and difficulty of the transitioning.
 

Upcoming Workshops

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The Magic of Underglaze Colors at Your Fingertips

dates: January 28th, 2022

time: 12:00 – 2:00 PM ET 

location:  online

tuition: $75

It doesn’t matter if you make pottery or sculptural ceramics, you’re involved with low or high fire processes, have years of studio experience or have just started with clay, you will learn how to boost your ceramics with bright colors. This workshop is designed to introduce you to the painterly surface treatment as an alternative way to traditional glazing techniques. You will learn how to use underglazes, underglaze pencils and chalks to create multi-layered, colorful imagery. You can practice painting on a simple tile or move on to three-dimensional form right away. You don’t have to know how to paint or draw.

Upcoming Residensies

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North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC

October 1 -  December 23, 2022

The North Carolina Pottery Center is a dynamic and engaging place where people of all backgrounds, ages, and interests discover the beauty and the stories behind North Carolina’s world-class clay culture.

 

I'll be working there for almost three mont during the Fall season. My plan is to develop a set of utilitarian ware and research ceramic history of North Carolina. I want to participate in wood-firings, meet local artist and just make pots, not sculptures. NO painting on work, just atmospheric firings. 

Studio Faire, Nérac, France

March 17 - April 13, 2022

Studio Faire is a contemporary art space in South West France, providing residencies for Artists, Writers, Designers and all other creative practitioners.

During my stay there, for four weeks I'll be immersed into the development of new ideas and mainly concentrate on drawing and writing. I'm at a stage when I have to make changes in my work and start a new direction. I feel that I reached a certain proficiency in my building and decoration skills and need to work more on my concepts and what I actually want to say with my sculptures. 

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DRAWinternational, Caylus, France

April 17 – May 28, 2022

I'm going to spend two month at DRAWinternational AIR, the place that fosters artistic research to promote and reveal ideas within a contemporary context. It offers international artists, teachers and students the opportunity to extend professional practice through cultural exchange.

I'll be working on the new series of drawings for my sculptural work.