The fine art of function is my realm, and it is clay that conveys me there. It is important to me that I work in a basic material of the earth – as the elements of water, air, and fire are essential to forming a pot. My imagination serves to connect me to the source of life, which energizes me in turn. I consider all of my pots to be hand-built, though often aided by the potter’s wheel – an accelerated hand-building tool. While I use traditional methods and materials, these forms are touched and colored by the inevitable influence of contemporary style, as well as by my life-long penchant for scavenging and my experience as a seamstress. I design patterns in flat slabs of clay (like fabric) from found objects and household miscellany, and cut out shapes which, moved through space by my hand become – much to my delight – 3 dimensional objects! The colors on the surface – all cone 6 glazes – are designed to heighten that joy and invite others to share it through handling, display and use of my pots… and yes, they are compatible with modern kitchen technology. Enjoy!