Exploring new concepts allows me to broaden my design work, techniques, and make new kinds of furniture. Whether they become quick sketches, design prototypes or sculptures, each piece is a study of everyday objects and the rituals which surround them. Sooner or later, this work informs and crosses over into my utilitarian furniture collections. 


Instruments of Ritual offers an invitation to step out of the rote and enter an alternate ritual space. These ubiquitous forms are design prototypes assigned to tasks which are often overlooked, or yet to be discovered.

The vessels are an ongoing response to how objects come to our aid in difficult times of loss, how we count and mark time, or stow away our personal sacred things. The series seeks to widen the spectrum of object design through the use of everyday ritual.