I believe in the unique beauty of handmade objects. When I work with clay I am taking time to appreciate the pleasure of connecting to something deeper. The pottery I make is influenced by my love of nature. Natural forms and symbols are always finding their way into my work. Much of my work is derived from living close to the sea and appreciating its beauty. My goal is to create decorative and utilitarian pieces that can be enjoyed. Simple forms that speak primarily about functionality and the intimacy gained through daily use. For me, the life of a pot becomes complete only when it is used and appreciated. I get much satisfaction when people buy my work and later return to tell me how much they enjoy having it in their home.