I worked at the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Skælskør, Denmark as a Young-Artist-In-Residence from July through September of 2019.  While acting as a studio assistant, I also created a new body of work.
The Hygge Series
“Hygge” is a Danish word that is hard to define in English.  Generally, it means a feeling of coziness, comfort, and simplicity, often having to do with one's surroundings and lifestyle.  This term came to mind for me frequently in Denmark while sitting around the table with other artists, sharing meals and stories together.  These five gangly characters are doing just that, raising their goblets and bowls in some kind of toast.  In the midst of this meal, they share not only their joy with each other, but also themselves.  Without their vulnerability there would be no feast, without their generosity there would be no rejoicing.  And even though these bizarre creatures could have many reasons to feel self-conscious, with their awkward limbs and their ill-fitting clothes, they offer themselves up anyways, achieving a mismatched, raucous, unconventional "hygge."
ceramic stoneware, underglaze, low fire glaze
Viggo
12" x 13" x 12"
Martha
10" x 10.5" x 10.5"

Helene
8" x 7" x 7"
Oscar
9" x 8" x 8.5"
Peder
10.5" x 7.5" x 10"
Other Work
Stanley in Repose
Ceramic stoneware, underglaze, low-fire glaze
12" x 14" x 10"
Donated to the Guldagergaard Studio Collection
Various Mutations of Eustace
ceramic stoneware, underglaze, low fire glaze
17 individual pieces, each 2.75" tall 
$35 each, available in the shop
Josefine
ceramic stoneware, underglaze, soda and electric fired
About 9.5" tall
SOLD
Felix I
ceramic stoneware, wood fired
6" x 4" x 4.5"
Private Collection
Wood Fired Heresies 01: Cathy
ceramic stoneware, underglaze, wood and electric fired
7.5" x 4.5" x 4.25"
Donated to the Guldagergaard Studio Shop
Wood Fired Heresies 02: Clarence
ceramic stoneware, underglaze, wood and electric fired
9" x 6" x 4"
Private Collection
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