Shadow Plates

2021 - 2022

These plates are designed in my garden at daybreak. Surfaces begin with a photograph of a shadow cast through paper. In the moment of capture, these photos are an exercise in attention and composition. Over time, they become a record of the growth and decline of my plants through the seasons. While photography has always been a critical part of documenting my work, it is a new tool in my creative process.  

Shadow plate with elderberry leaves
Soda fired shadow plate with elderberry leaf decoShadow plate with white deco and black shadow leavesDark brown plate with white and black decoration
Soda fired dinner plateSoda fired dinner plate shadow seriesSoda fired shadow plate with leaf deco

In Process

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