With a focus on functional pottery forms, I create utilitarian pottery made for daily use and/or display in the home. My pieces are made on the wheel with a combination of hand alterations. I create my surfaces using a variety of tools, colored slips and glazes. The forms are sturdy, strong, generous and made for use. They are designed to be pleasant to look at and to function well. I use simple glazes to accentuate the generous and sturdy form and quiet the surface, allowing for a focus on form without distraction. The surfaces are painterly yet influenced by my graphic design background. Pots become a part of our eating and drinking habits and/or rituals allowing for us to serve food with ceremony. I hope that even the smallest of details such as the way the handle fits in your hand or the angle of the lip are pleasant areas for use.