I was born and raised in San Francisco, CA and quickly fell in love with clay. Fascinated by its materiality and historical significance, I went to the Rhode Island School of Design where I received my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics and Graphic Design.

   My current focus is on my "Porncelain," a reappropriation of fine china as a means of confrontation and conversation between tenets of ‘the christian home’ with the adversity of growing up queer in a conservative household. By tapping into the history and tradition of fine china such as Limoges, Meissen, Gorham or Wedgewood, I hope to reference subjective morality and tradition that accompany these sets as they are passed down from generation to generation. By placing images of gay pornography on fine porcelain, I have created my own china sets that present the dichotomy between wholesome family values and dereliction of homosexuals within the home. I hope to invite the viewer to contemplate homosexuality and its oppressors within the realm of the hearth of the family—the dinner table.


 
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