These objects use utilitarian designwheel thrown vessels, letterpress printing, and desktop publishingas a starting point for expressions of personal and cultural memory.
The texts are remnants of poems, stories, and dreams, fragments read and rememberedwords that become incantations and offerings.
Embedding these messages in clay and firing them in the kiln is an attempt to distill and purify anxiety, transmuting a worried mindshape-shifting the objects and the words that mark them.
They become vesselsreliquaries, eggs, boxes, amuletsthat carry messages from a world both found and imagined.
Closed and open, these containers are both practical and spiritual. Like worry beads and rosaries, talismans and totems, they belong to the class of things that marry language and matter, and assume that some things cant be seen by looking directly at them.