I loved clay since I was little, filling up my home with colorful curios made with Play-doh. They were inevitably crushed either by oblivious hands including my own or as I liked to believe then, my brother.. only so I could pick a fight with him and run to mom like any healthy sibling relationship.
Over the years I continued to make little clay figures, monsters, and animals; anytime I needed to clear my head I craved clay in my hands.
I moved to air dry clay and even though I didn't enjoy the texture as much as play-doh, the creations did live longer.
Ceramics was the natural progression . I find the entire process meditative, every piece is uniquely handcrafted as per my designs.
I take my time with every piece, and truly enjoy every minute of creation.
Under the pseudonym "The Ikigai project" I explore my love for clay.