Frayed: for Frances

glazed and unglazed porcelain on industrial felt, pins, each panel 36" x 48", 2013


An installation for Frances Restaurant in San Francisco. The warmth of this intimate restaurant inspired me to create a series of work set on felt, a material that is at once soft and robust. Halfway through the labor intensive process of making each torn and manipulated strip of porcelain clay, I recalled my childhood days of sitting around the kitchen table with my family making dumplings and noodles