Within a home there are objects and structures that are held dear. Integral to the rituals of daily life, they serve as extensions of our bodies and retain traces of our presence and history. Textiles have long been the skin of beds, pillows, windows, tables and so many other surfaces around a house. Beyond their decorative function, we have come to associate them with comfort, warmth, support, rest and privacy.
These tiles are inspired by the patterns and decorative textiles found within the home. Using floral designs, as well as motifs from quilting, textile and wallpaper survey books, I carve patterns into the pillow-like ceramic objects. With a palette that reflects the winter landscape, I apply muted glazes, whose blurred indistinctions and irregularities convey a sense of faded memory through the passage of time.