Being a ceramic artist fills me with immense joy as I delve into the fascinating world of clay and explore its plasticity. With every intentional cut and purposeful stroke, I capture the essence of metamorphosis, watching the ball of clay gracefully transform into a harmonious and refined vessel. Each of my creations reflects the spirit of transformation, preserving the kinetic energy of the creative process within their textured surfaces, immortalizing the dynamic journey they undertake.
Since before I was born, my mother has been an avid collector of Japanese pottery. Growing up surrounded by all of my mother’s collection, I have always been mesmerized by the arcane and spiritual nature of the Mizusashi, the Japanese ceremonial water jars. The subtleness, the intentional imperfection, and the gestures give each pot its own remark, just like people with their own unique characteristics. In my work, I wish to draw inspiration from these traditional Japanese forms and execute it with my personal interpretation. My pottery is a continuing exploration of my Japanese-American heritage.