I make functional, wood and soda-fired pottery. There are central understandings about process and environment, I place in the objects I make. I create vessels that consider the wood-firing process. Firing pottery in a wood kiln produces distinctive outcomes, both controlled and uncontrolled. I acknowledge the atmosphere of the kiln, using glazes and flashing slips that interact with melting wood ash. Wood ash vitrifies and produces a natural glaze. Therefore, my forms intend to encourage subtleties such as catching wood ash deposits, and encouraging flashing. I observe how the vessel and flame speak to one another, capturing information on the surface.