Hello and thank you for visiting Optimism & Co.
I started Optimism & Co. to record the consequences of my regular playdates with clay and other (misguided) attempts at artful things. Thanks to Singaporean artist Jessie Lim, who is a wonderfully encouraging mentor and teacher, I had a light-filled studio in Singapore in which to explore my obsessive ruminations on the possibilities of form, texture and function that humble clay offers.
I have lived in cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Jakarta, and flown off to escapist adventures all over the world. My latest address is a breathtaking island in the Pacific Northwest called Orcas Island. There with three young boys and a husband intent on making his own wine and brewing his own beer, I am sure I will be well-fueled (with alcohol or not) to pursue my creative ambitions.
So, I am so glad you’ve come and I hope you leave your thoughts. Afterall, no ‘artist’ is an island.