Fun House, 2007

This project was my first exploration into installation, moving away from a ceramics focus and adding fabric to my work. For me, this project was solely focused on moving away from my clay work where I spent years making large, flamboyant cakes. I wanted to keep the playful and whimsical feel to my work, but wanted to move away from completely recognizable forms. So I created a circus for imagined performers. This is one of my most favorite pieces because it reminds me of progression and change during an important time in my life. This piece includes a variety of fun materials and changed my art making forever.

Clay, fabric, string, cake icing, glitter, wire, wood, and paint

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas