Blackfish Gallery, Portland Oregon
I spend my best time making dishes and vessels and objects for my own house, for my own use or visual stimulus. Pots which aid, enrich and reflect upon my lifestyle, especially the part centered around food: from growing and raising to gathering and harvesting to preserving and cooking to eating and sharing. Some of these objects are specifically utilitarian, the pickling crocks and tea sets, and others, the bottles, offer a visual response to the squash and other full, engorged vegetables I like to grow. Then come the baskets, which occupy a grey area between the useful and the visual. It all culminates into a sense of the nourishment and plenty that comes from raising and gathering and eating food, a sense of the full experience of food.
Since sharing that sense of plenty is as important as partaking in it, I have decided to donate 10% of all the sales from this body of work to good causes. I have donated to Sisters of the Road, Oregon Food Bank, The DAPL Protest effort, the Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief fund, and to the William Temple House.