Laundry Day

Hand built fiber clay, white slip, clear glaze, oxidation fired to cone 04, fall of 2013. Juried and site specifically created for the SLUGG garden at NAU, installed in May of 2014, and still on site during the summers.

When I created Laundry Day, I envisioned the everyday life of a family who lives in a house with a vegetable garden. I hear the laughter of children playing in the garden, and I see the family actively tending the beds and growing vegetables. As such, the garden is a vital part of their daily routine. The act of hanging clothing out to dry is ancient and touches on the simplicity of life that many of us long for. At the same time, the toddler clothes are a beacon of hope which reminds us that, despite the challenges this world faces, life will go on.