I consider my pottery to be functional objects of beauty. My mugs, bowls, plates and vases reflect the many steps of the processes by which they take shape and come to life. I work with atmospheric and high temperature firing, so every piece is a unique and utilitarian object of art. My work is wood-fired for long periods of time, with temperatures reaching 2500 degrees. The resulting pottery has been kissed by tongues of flame! My artistic goal is to elevate the role of simple everyday objects (such as coffee mugs!) from pure utility to a source of abundant inspiration and lasting joy.