With a focus on functional pottery forms, I create utilitarian pottery made for daily use and/or display in the home. 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. I am very interested in the way that design and patterns can accentuate the form. Function plays an important role when I design and create forms. The forms are sturdy, strong, generous, and made for use. They are food-safe (no lead), dishwasher-safe, and microwave-safe. They are designed to be pleasant to look at and to function well. 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. Pots become a part of our eating and drinking habits and/or rituals, allowing us to serve food with ceremony. I create these pieces through the wheel and hand alterations.