My work is a combination of many clay-forming techniques. I use the potter's wheel and hand building together for most of the pieces. Once a piece is formed, I burnish the areas of clay that will remain unglazed. Although this is time-consuming, the smooth sheen finish is worth it. All work is bisque-fired before glazing. I use raku and saggar firing techniques. Each uses organic materials for unexpected and unique effects. The black from the smoke reduction or the mark of a feather keeps each firing fresh and exciting. To complete the pieces, I do some sort of post-firing work. I use metallic leaf, Egyptian paste beads, wire, cording, or weathered wood for accent. Some pieces are assembled so that I can include different firing techniques into one piece. With its never-ending possibilities, clay never seems to get old.