"Comprised of tableware, vessels, and wheel-thrown sculpture my ceramic work is built upon recurring forms and surfaces produced from my throwing technique. My ceramics are influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement to make simply designed hand-made objects with minimal decoration. This influence has brought me to a place in my work where I intently focus my making on form and surface. Form and surface are the most important elements of my work because they are the greatest expression of my skill as a potter. With form and surface I want to draw attention to the liveliness of wheel-thrown ceramics. It is important that the decorative elements are unmistakably left by the hand. Ultimately, I want my ceramic work to embody the personable qualities I possess: proud… strong… thoughtful… "