The coastal lifestyle: I love the sense of feeling connected to both land and water. The smell of crisp and salty adventure in the ocean or even a lakefront, ideally with mountains at your back. I grew up in Vermont and our dad would frequently take my sisters and I down to the lake shore just to skip rocks on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
The Vermont coastal lake scene has always been my upbringing, framed by mountains. But, I have always been frightened and fascinated by the ocean and the beautiful and strong things that hide underneath its dark canvas of thick water.
I take inspiration from the coastal lifestyle and use that to influence my sculptural designs. In many cases it may be a design nod in the general direction of nautical ideas or a hint at ocean waves.
My background in rock carving and years as a professional building design architect and environmental consultant inform my design choices. Porcelain’s strength and longevity are a nod to my Taiwanese/Japanese heritage.