When I decide to make an object, I don’t normally decide to make an object. Time is more important than outcome: I devise repetitive behaviours, inspired by the temporal quality of craftsmanship. The objects that emerge are time containers, and they emit the tempo of their creation.
The craft methods I’m most interested in are those associated with ‘women’s work’: in societies that have very defined gender roles, and where the woman is expected to be a home-maker, these crafts are an outlet of creativity, affective self-regulation and allow for free time from chores and duties.
The tempo of craft is also a channel for experiencing flow states: moments of effortlessness and timelessness while being engaged in an activity according to psychologist M. Czikszentmihalyi.