My pots are functional tableware, constructed around a concept that I call zygoplasia. It’s a word that I put together out of spare parts, which individually mean a pair yoked together, and cellular multiplication and growth. I think of my glazed and clay surfaces as two layers of tissue that overlap each other, parting to reveal one or the other, but intertwined to make one vessel. My goal is to make pots that look as though they evolved, as much as they were made. I like to blur the boundaries between different parts of the pot’s anatomy so that there is a flow from the rim to the foot for the eye to follow. They are meant to encourage the user to look in, under, and around. My goal is to combine all of these ideas into pots that are intriguing and a pleasure to use.
All of our products are handcrafted from various exotic and local recycled woods. We salvage and recycle as much wood as we can, downed trees, reclaimed pallets, old furniture, stair treads and much more.