After your training in Boston, you moved to London and discovered the British Studio Pottery movement. Could you talk a bit about its appeal for you and what elements influenced your own practice?
I became acquainted with the British Studio Pottery movement after moving to the United Kingdom in 2018. Since then, I became familiar with the work of Bernard Leach, the “father of the British Pottery movement” and his ideas behind craftsmanship.
Leach played a crucial pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters across the world and give craftsmanship a valued place in modern England.
Leach’s philosophy made me revalue my own opinion about craft. I arrived to England identifying only as a sculptor and I would now introduce myself as a pottery in my own right.
The work that I produce at the moment is wheel-thrown functional-ware ceramics in high fire clay bodies for electric or gas kilns.