My inspiration for new work emerges from many sources – a Fenninger painting was the catalyst for a 2,000 piece desk top; an exquisite Imari plate discovered in an antique shop is now captured in a turntable; a client’s lovely broken 1840’s Staffordshire blue & white charger has become the focal point for an antique table top.
A piece may take anywhere from three to eight weeks to complete. Timing is dependent upon a multitude of factors including the size of the project, finding coordinating patterns and vintages of china, complexity of design.
For custom work, I begin with discussions with the client, photographs of the room in which the piece will be used and color samples. Then, I select china and create a preliminary design to review with the client. Next, the artistic process takes over.