The sculptor on growing up with diabetes, using ceramics to highlight the mundane, and why he didn't smoke for two years after trying weed.
AS TOLD TO GOSSAMER
I grew up in Texas, just outside of the beautiful and wonderful city of Austin. I grew up in the suburbs with a very standard white Southern family upbringing. Just middle class suburban living.
And then, when I was 11, I got diabetes. Sometimes diabetes is genetic, but sometimes it can just happen, which is what happened to me. For six months, you’re super sick and nobody really knows why. You’re losing all this weight. You’re having all these horrible symptoms, like nausea, all the time.