I create utilitarian pottery using the potter's wheel and slab-building techniques. I utilize Mishima and sgraffito techniques to create images and patterns on my pieces. I use both a white porcelaneous stoneware as well as a dark stoneware. I use glazes with contrasting surface qualities that range from matte to satin to a glossy finish. All my pieces are fired to cone 6 for durability and daily use. I pay attention to surface, texture, imagery, weight, functionality, and ergonomics in my pottery. I make pieces that can contain, serve, pour, and be used for display. As a maker, I have an intimate relationship with the objects I create. When I sell my pieces, I share a part of myself, through my journey in clay, with the buyer. I work within the parameters of utility, as utility allows the viewer to participate in the aesthetic arrangement. I pay attention to form and function while adorning my pots with botanical and nature-inspired imagery. I strive for my pots to add joy and beauty to the daily life of those who use them.