Convivium is a nod to the synergy that occurs at gatherings, celebrations, and occurrences of the bacchanal. 1,700 halved goblets convey a monoculture or field of one type, each incomplete without the next, but in their entirety form a dizzying pattern in reference to tile, agriculture, and architecture.
The forty foot long table is made of poplar and sheet glass. These refined, yet raw materials in concert with the unglazed porcelain suggest the moment of anticipation, the time where the table is set, the doors are about to open and people activate the work.
The title is in reference to the cohorts/chapters of the Slow Food movement and points the conceptual backing of this piece towards 21 century food politics.
Tectonic series explores the architectural nature of the vessel and dualities of process/material; additive/subtractive; spontaeaity/planned.
Umbra explores implications of abstraction through line-breaks and incongruous directions of shape and form. Umbra (Latin for "shadow") is the innermost and darkest part of a shadow, where the light source is completely blocked by the occluding body. Such an opaque object does not let light through and an observer in the umbra zone experiences a total eclipse.
Referencing sky maps and zodiacal mythos, this collection is a homage to humanity's quest for universal connectedness, cosmic expedition, and reaching towards the unknown.
Stellar Array was installed at the Sonoma Community Center, April, 2016.
Custom dinnerware for Chicago penthouse.
Promenade explores notions of infinity and the autonomous object through open sets of multiples. Special attention is paid to the silhouette and visual vibration that occur from repetition.
Form & Plenty
Form & Plenty explores aesthetic moments of common findings in domestic spaces and places. The simplified forms are derivatives of banal forms such as the wine bottle, beer bottle, mug, vase, cake plate, wine glass, carafe, and liquor bottle.
The dusty, muted color palatte sets a nostalgic tone to implicate these objects with sentimantality once removed.
This collection of work marks the culmination of Kala's intensive training in mold making and slip casting while working as an apprentice for Donna Polseno and Richard Hensley, Floyd, VA (2013-2015). The line and form of the pieces are inspired by the layered landscape and atmospheric perspective she experienced while living in the Blue Ridge Mountains.