The Apron That I Never Wore


Hand built porcelain, oxidation fired to cone 10, fall 2014. Foundations Show, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, fall 2014, juried

Clothing fascinates me. The clothes people wear tell stories about their lives, their hopes, and dreams. For this show I entered an apron – in this case an “apron that I never wore” – referring to some of the choices that I made in my own personal life that had a deep impact on me and others.

Porcelain is my favorite medium. Its fragility reminds me of the preciousness of life, and its white color of purity and innocence. It also gives the clothing an archival quality and as such freezes a moment in time. With every piece I create, I weave a story that hopefully sparks each viewer’s own memories and interpretations.