I work with clay that is made just down the street from my studio, The Squeaky Wheel, in the River Arts District. It is a
co-operative studio. It is a joy to share a space and resources with other artists. I form or pinch
all of my clay byhand. Most of my work is spoon burnished and has some carved detail. I create intuitively, most of my work is functional, one of a kind, and asymmetrical. I envision all of my
work being placed in a natural setting. I envision having folks stumble upon it and experience that the piece belongs there or might have somehow come from the environment itself. I use Little
Loafers white clay, which isan incredibly smooth and elegant clay body, and Brown Stone clay, which has a very muddy, earthy, rustic feel and appearance. I have a habit of switching back
and forth between the two elegant and earthy experiences. All of my pottery is fired to cone six. I use food safe glazes that can go in the dishwasher. I am so interested in the life span of
clay, the objects it forms, and the fact that it moldable earth.