Senior Show Postcard, 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Senior Show Postcard, 2012

Raising is an ancient craft technique

to make vessel forms from a flat sheet of metal by hammering.

The process by which my piece are created can sometimes be 

violent, loud, and aggressive.

Yet at the same time, through this process,

I feel it is sometimes a private, reflective and personal time.

In sharp contrast to the process, 

the final pieces are calm and still, shy and reserved;

the aggression, volatility, and energy involved in creation

barely perceptible.