While studying visual arts and art history in college I took an elective course in ceramics. From that point on pottery became the focus of my artistic expression. I find that the shaping of a bit of earth into forms that become cherished instruments of daily life both fundamental and satisfying. The traditions of working in clay, from ancient to contemporary, thrill and fuel my imagination. As a creator of functional objects, I see myself as a part of that continuing tradition, spanning thousands of years.