Q. What year are you at Clemson and what is your dream job after you graduate? A: I am on my third year here at Clemson, planning on graduating this fall. I hope to be able to get a job that allows me to create ceramic art work while being in a community of artists.
Q: How would you describe your design aesthetic/ style? A:I can't say I've found a set style I commit to in form, but I am drawn to linear designs that effect the forms they are placed on.
Q: What do you love most about being an artist? A:I love the freedom of being able to go into a process with an idea and come out with something completely unexpected in the end. You are allowed to make mistakes, react to it and even change the direction of your work in response to it.
Q: What are your inspirations? In general and for the selected piece. A: I find inspiration in contour line drawings and schematics from architectural blueprints. The relationship between a straight and gestural line create a great balance on a cylindrical form. Q:What piece of work or project are you most proud of and why? A:I like to look to my rocky former salt shakers because they are very different from what I usually would make, not a recognizable form but still has structural line created with the edges created on the form.
Q: What are some other art related internships, demonstrations, gallery showings, or publications you have been involved with? A: I’ve had the opportunity to intern at under Lindsay McPhail at The Art Cellar gallery down in Greenville while showing some of my work. She hosts local artists’ work of any size and medium. I helped with social media, pricing, and any other jobs that help in managing a gallery. There are new artists always coming in with beautiful works so you definitely drop by some time.