I grew up on Cape Cod, which is a peninsula that has been shrinking over time due to the erosion of the dunes that line this small land mass. Erosion can be caused by the oceans tides, wind, and humans, unfortunately erosion negatively affects the preservation of Cape Cod. Although Cape Cod may be fleeting, I would argue this is an aspect that makes it so precious.
This preciousness is an aspect that I strive to embody in my tablewares, in conjunction with the literal concept of erosion by human touch. I use methods of hand building and wheel throwing to achieve my desired design. I primarily glaze the interior surface to emphasize the divide that occurs at the lip of a vessel, like the edge of the water meeting the shore. I emphasize this concept with the use of white porcelain that I erode the surface of with sandpaper to create a hyper smooth surface, similar to the erosion caused by the ebb and flow of the tide.