5th Element Gallery exhibition 1999. Utilitarian Pottery helps create
our home through utility and decoration. I am interested in how the
pottery can create a sense of domesticity through placement and use.
All the work in this exhibition in some way creates place a small
space in between. In addition to its usefulness, this is place that
the work can exist on its own. Across the surfaces of these pots
are the decoration of screens. These can be interpreted as window
screens, dressing screens or confessional. These screens have a sense
of privacy, of intimacy, or domesticity and ritual. A special thank
you to the 5th Element Gallery for support of this work and myself
as a maker of pottery both useful and decorative.