Exploring form, texture, and light as they apply to translucent forms is the current direction of my work. I am working with porcelain, making it the best that I can by using fine European porcelains as my inspiration. To increase the strength and workability of the raw clay, I fold recycled paper and cotton fibers into the clay mix. This is commonly referred to as paper clay. I then fire the finished work to cone 13, nearly 2700° F. I form each piece either by printing texture onto the surface of the clay or by painting underglazes on the surface for color. I then fold the cut-out clay slab to obtain the desired shape. I strive to find movement and especially gesture and attitude in my work. Although there are traditional aspects of my work – I do produce functional pottery – the true intent is to produce pottery that is fun, relaxed, and contemporary. I produce all of the work in my studio, without apprentices or employees and without any commercial glazes or clays.