These pieces explore my use of color in relation to my experience as a synesthete. Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which one sense is involuntarily linked to another. In color synesthesia or grapheme—the most common form of synesthesia and the one I experience—letters and numbers are inherently colored.
Several years after I had developed a signature color palette, I realized my palette primarily consisted of the colors in my first name. Inadvertently, synesthesia has guided my preferences around color.
This is a roadmap of my color synesthesia. Alphabetic symbols are translated into the language of color. Color becomes material or pottery language described in terms of bases, colorants and percentages. This can then be translated into the language of ceramic objects.