I love the tactile nature of clay and the unknowns associated with glazing and firing. The fact that I can’t entirely control the outcome is part of its appeal and why I am drawn to the kinds of firings that lead to happy accidents. For many years clay had to take an avocational role in my life. Now it takes a more central role as I play with texture and color in both handbuilt and thrown porcelain and work more slowly and deliberately. My work combines a variety of decorative and textural methods with glazes that are responsive to texture and fire. Salt firings are particularly appealing to me at the moment for the impact of the kiln on the work and for the soft and appealing surfaces it creates.