You recently moved to New York. Has the city changed your artistic perspective in any way?
New York is a city where anything goes, and it's been incredible to be surrounded by so many different people and see so many new things. It's sparked new excitement and has made me want and start to create even more in new, different forms.
Where would you like to be as an artist in 5 years?
I'm working towards creating imperfect objects. Asymmetrical, unpredictable. Very large, very small. Until now, I've strived to create almost perfect forms. But I'd like my work to more accurately reflect how I'm learning to view the world in embracing impermanence, imperfection, and being in the now. I also hope to add a performance and "live creation" aspect to my work such that it isn't just about the final product, but about sharing and experiencing the story with others along the way.
What do you enjoy outside of ceramics (and tea!)?
I love being with people, I love dancing, and I love improvisation. Now that I'm settling in to New York I hope to combine those things by bringing people together in my home and elsewhere.