I am fascinated by the undersea world and my pottery is an attempt to capture that magic. While clay and glaze are solid forms, I love how it can be used to express fluidity. My favorite use of clay to capture the watery movement is through the amazing octopus. Many of my thrown pieces are embellished with tentacles or entire creatures. My ceramic roots are in sculpture, but I love combining the function of thrown pieces with decorative elements of handbuilding. My goal is to refine. my throwing skills and explore alternative firing methods – raku, salt, soda, saggar, and pit.