I call my current body of work Zygoplasia, which is a word I put together out of spare parts, which individually mean a pair yoked together, and cellular multiplication and growth. I like to think of my pots as being made of two layers of tissue that intertwine to form a vessel that has evolved for the serving of food. I particularly want the dividing line between the surfaces to flow between parts of the pot’s anatomy that are normally distinct, and to draw the eye around, in, and under. To me, each form as a single long-running project that is being carried on through dozens of pots, so every one has a little bit of experimentation. After five years of speciation, the results are so varied that I’ve divided my rather large gallery into three more manageable ones, so scroll to the bottom of the page.
Mugs and Cups
Mugs, in particular, are one of my favorite forms. The integration of the handle with the body was something that I struggled with for a long time, and I ended up keeping two distinct solutions.
Bowls and Plates
Containing vessels represent all of the basic arrangements of layers in their simplest form. As a result, they tend to have the fewest structural changes, but the most sensitivity to changes in proportion and functional adjustments.
Serving and Display Vessels
The more complex a form gets, the more the various solutions tend to cross-pollinate and transfer from one to another.