As I maker I’m driven to create objects with a simple aesthetics and designs that complement the functionality of the vessel. In life, often the things we cherish the most are not lavish things but rather functional things that we use on a day to day basis. Because we cherish them, we pass them down. With my work, I want to transcend time and conquer more years than my being allows. When one holds a piece of my work in their hands or in their gaze they can see the ridges, lines, curves, and various marks that were made by my authority. This in turn allows the viewer to perceive the work or individual moments that went into each piece, through my objects, by connecting maker with beholder in an instant. I make pottery and ceramic pieces to honor the past, present, and the future. The contrast between the two clay bodies I use are immense, black and white, is one end of the spectrum to the other. I use strong and delicate color choices to pull a person into my objects. They can be drawn together with subtle glazes containing hints of color or deep tonal value. I like to focus on having that be the line that keeps all the pieces drawn together. I want to make things with a tangible and functional value. Things that people can hold and feel and use and love. My work is about giving an object functional purpose and offering others a way to use, be a part of, and experience that purpose.