Additionally, my new series of porcelain boxes intentionally utilize the feminine principal of containment and enclosure. They are a metaphor for women in ceramics, including myself, and are informed by my research on that subject. Moreover, the Black Box is a term used for something that is mysterious, especially as to function.
Its externally visible behaviour is considered, and not its implementation or "inner workings". In these boxes I have deliberately left the "inner workings" to the viewer’s imagination, embellishing the external instead in an ambiguous way, and constructing them as a weaver would, with a slip trailed warp and weft.