Although I do make pots on the wheel, I prefer hand building with slabs. I like the process of designing the objects, creating a template, and assembling the pieces. I also like getting away from creating art that is round. Working with slabs also allows me the option of decorating the surfaces with texture, carving, stencils, and slip. Inspired by the Asian aesthetic, I make an effort to create clean, simple forms with a quiet silhouette.