My academic background is in history, philosophy and fine art. I have an interest in ceramic practices transmitted through family lines and through traditional apprenticeships. Generally focusing on the effects of migration and colonialism on ceramic production within specific geographic regions with a focus on colonial era ceramic labor of enslaved African and Indigenous peoples in North America and of their descendants. My historical research aims to communicate the embodied and visual cultural history of site specific ceramic production.
Working at the intersection of migration and memory, my art practice uses industrial ceramic production techniques, film, and photography. I explore questions around visual culture, language, permanence, migration, memory, and labor through all aspects of my work.