My thrown, carved and altered porcelain pottery is both functional and decorative. I have studied techniques and styles of Korean, Chinese and Japanese ceramics as well as early American Art Pottery, itself influenced by the East. My pottery is influenced by these bodies of work but is distinct from them.  The techniques, glazes and decorative motifs are different and at the same time grow from these traditions.  My aim is to produce intimate work that can be held in the hands and which, by its use, brings beauty to the user’s environment and small moments of communication between the user and myself.