Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ.
Studio location: Los Angeles.
Describe what you make: I create large architectural ceramic installations, sculpture, vases, and decorative bowls that draw inspiration from the mechanical world and science.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: The community that surrounds me.
Describe the problem your work solves: I am always trying to solve the problem of gravity in my work. How can I make something out of clay that can be airy and stand on its own?
Describe the project you are working on now: I am working on a new series of totemic sculptures that address different needs in my life from fountains to chairs and tables. Exploring these modular forms in different configurations.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: I am installing my totemic sculpture “Stacks” at LECLAIREUR during Frieze Los Angeles on Feb. 16.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Loud music or a good podcast and my pups.
What you do when you’re not working: Rollerblading along the Los Angeles River.
Sources of creative envy: Zaha Hadid, Isamu Noguchi, Max Lamb, Frank Lloyd Wright.
The distraction you want to eliminate: I’d love for the dog across the street to stop barking all day.
Concrete or marble? Marble.
High-rise or townhouse? Compound.
Remember or forget? Remember everything.
Aliens or ghosts? Aliens are real and they are among us.
Dark or light? Golden hour.