I like to think of my pottery as a bond to the earth in its purest form. It continues to mimic the earth even after it has been extracted and manipulated. Respect for the earth is something that I strive to embrace throughout the entire process of making pots and which I honor through the designs that are carved into the forms.
The connection to the material as well as the connection to the purpose of the material are equally important. I make pottery with the intention of seeing it in use. For me, creating is a means to an authentic life. I create because it seems the most natural way for me to support myself and spend my days. The fact that my work is utilitarian only strengthens my desire to make this craft my life's work.
The designs that go on my pieces are all taken directly from nature; things I observe and then recreate through line. I enjoy the idea of altering the forms that nature provides and simplifying them so that they are easily understood in the carvings. Carving these designs is a soothing process and may just be my favorite part of making pottery.
I hope that my pots bring the beauty and comfort of nature to everyone that uses them.