My utilitarian work explores the use of porcelain, colored casting slip, and molds. I’m excited by the possibilities of the many layers and patterns that can be exposed through the casting process. The texture and feel of cone-10 porcelain is something I value. I approach this work as a designer, considering the profile and curvature of a form, and contrasting this with rigid geometry and patterns. The patterns within the forms are broken or overlapping working in combination with the parting lines of the mold. I try to balance both hiding and highlighting process within these pieces. Ultimately, I’m interested in functionality, feel, and design.