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Artist Statement

Hands touching clay, I am truly alive: Soul, spirit, body, connected. Clay forms can speak to us as we eat, drink, and view the world around us. This inspires me, at the wheel where I am centered and connected to Earth, to create functional vessels that live and breathe. 

The intersection of natural and urban environments inspires my surface treatment choices: Tangled vines, leaves, grasses, and weeds demonstrate both fragility and power over the human world. I use several clay bodies and experiment with atmospheric firing methods as I learn, make and teach on my journey with clay.