Throughout our lives, we have no choice but to undergo the effects of change. The environments and situations we encounter help shape the people we become. Through working with ceramics, I’ve found the medium goes through multiple transformations; from forming, shaping, firing and glazing. During these phases, each work is subject to expected and unexpected occurrences. While observing my own work, I have found myself drawn to the firing and glazing processes. They render the most significant changes. In these processes, I introduce the pieces to environments and situations that can create drastic change, which can result in predictable and unpredictable outcomes. By focusing on these intentional and unintentional changes that occur, I feel I’m able to display situations we encounter in everyday life. These moments characterize and define our individuality.
As I create, I self-reflect; able to contemplate on my past and the changes which have shaped me. These moments motivate my artwork and help me realize my place on earth. In a sense, it is a doorway for me to gain self-awareness and discover my identity. I want to allow viewers to see my artwork as a vehicle, where they are able to contemplate and question the changes that have been bestowed upon them, and in the process, created the person they are today.