Ceramic objects and ideas, handmade in California.

 

A born and bred New Yorker and fervent Californian, I discovered ceramics in 2018 after moving to scenic Pomona, CA from increasingly un-scenic DTLA after a successful stint as a film and television producer and studio executive.

Three years after my first visit to The American Museum of Ceramic Art, in downtown Pomona, I have left the movie business behind and have a growing ceramics practice at the neighboring AMOCA Studio. 

 

 I am inspired by my collection of 20th Century  furniture, tableware and vintage cars. Purity of line, texture and utility inform my work, all hallmarks of the Modernist aesthetics and philosophy that shape my point of view.

 

My influences include American and Italian ceramics of the mid-20th Century from Ben Seibel to Bruno Gambone; the "warm Modernism" of Central and South American designers such as Don Shoemaker and Sergio Rodriegues; and Brutalism in architecture and design. The dark glamour of Rick Owens' fashion and furniture and the work of photographers Berndt and Hilla Becher represent the tension that I strive for in my work: 

 

Modern, Textured and a little bit Brutal.   

 

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