I discovered clay and its creative possibilities over 15 years ago and have been hooked ever since. My ceramic designs are influenced by my prior interest in fiber and textile arts. Like fabric, I can print on clay and embellish it in multiple ways. High fire porcelain is my clay of choice because it can be translucent and delicate yet at the same time very strong. I love to stitch clay pieces together to emphasize an object’s structure and give it a one of a kind look. I like to think that my ceramic work reflects my interest in the simplicity and refinement of Japanese design while incorporating an earthy, hand-built appeal.