I make 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 my art its distinctive look is the glaze technique I employ. When using this technique, known as glaze trailing, 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.