"The Windgate Fellowship will enable me to contextualize my work using local clays within sustainable and collective art practice. I will explore raw material economies, place-based materials, and land use in California. This research will occur within two distinct landscapes: the Mojave Desert and the Bay Area. In the Mojave, I will work with the Center for Land Use Interpretation’s Desert Research Station to facilitate a series of one-day programs in which each invited artist explores working with site-specific clay. After returning to the Bay Area, I will translate this experience facilitating art-making programming to co-founding a collective studio with a ceramic waste reuse-oriented residency program."