handmade in California.
A born and bred New Yorker and a Californian by inclination, I discovered my love for making ceramics in 2018 after moving to Pomona from Downtown LA.
Four years after my first visit to The American Museum of Ceramic Art, in Pomona's Arts District, I have a ceramics practice at the neighboring AMOCA Studio where I am a Studio Artist.
Line, texture and utility inform the work, all hallmarks of the Modernist aesthetics and philosophy that shape my worldview.
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 Jean GIllon, Don Shoemaker and Sergio Rodriegues; and Brutalism in architecture and design. The dark glamour of Rick Owens' fashion and furniture designs and the work of photographers Berndt and Hilla Becher illustrate the tension that I strive for:
Modern, Textured and a little bit Brutal.
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