My body of work reflects the many influences I have had over the years of my training. The result is a line of functional artworks that are intended for daily use in the kitchen and home. My work is primarily wheel thrown with stoneware clay and the forms are spare and traditional. What gives it its distinctive look is the glaze technique I employ, called glaze trailing. When using this technique, I dip half of each piece in glaze, leaving the other half raw and unglazed. I then draw, or trail, fine patterns with glaze all over the bare portion of the piece. The result is a textured, patterned surface that, although drawn with glaze, is very stable and precise. I use an electric kiln to fire all my work.