Each piece begins like a clean sheet of paper... I let it become what the surrounding environment allows. Both decorative pieces and functional housewares are created both on a potter's wheel and by hand building. Functional wares display a balance of the raw clay material with a glassy glaze firing or in a soda kiln allowing them to be food and dishwasher safe. Decorative pieces go through the firing process in a Saggar "kiln" alongside organic materials that smoke, smolder, and burn against the surface, leaving a unique and textured finish.