The annual teapot exhibition is happening now at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY. February 1- April 1 2014. Check out their site for upcoming teapot related workshops and events! This exhibition of functional and sculptural teapots explores the history of tea and its relevance in our culture. The exhibition will highlight the teapot, whose form and related ceremonies has inspired artists for centuries and continues to be a valid form of expression in studios of contemporary artists today.
The content of my work is directly influenced by the architectural and historical surroundings in the places where I live, combined with a dedication to sculpting narratives in miniature environments. Working with porcelain I illustrate places where you can see the intricate entanglements of history in thick layers, while challenging the popular reputation of the medium.
The little isolated worlds I create are inspired by waking life observations and guided by dream imagery. The imagery currently includes local buildings, homes, abandoned places, trees, subterranean levels, and archeology. Working with the porcelain I personify these inert objects to portray social and interpersonal relationships in an accessible manner.