Four years ago, I started making ceramic jewelry in an effort to stay creative while care taking my 2 year old son. I really enjoy the challenge of adornment, of the body interacting with ceramics in different ways. Instead of the tactile experience of the lips pressed to the rim of a cup or a finger(s) slipped through the space in a handle, this work is about decoration, play and movement. I like the idea that jewelry (like Functional pottery) comes “alive” when the wearer/user connects with it. Inspired by Maasai and Turkana beadwork, artists Calder and Miro, and post WWII design.