I make one-of-a-kind thrown porcelain pieces using crystalline glazes and other similar high-fire fluid glazes, some matt and some high gloss. These kinds of glazes require an exacting application of glaze and firing schedule to be successful. I experiment with new glazes and applications in every work cycle, which are fired in a large commercially manufactured electric kiln with a modern electronic controller which I rebuilt to fire these kinds of glazes. I gravitate to and select glazes that reflect to me some property of nature, whether the cosmos or lichens growing on a rock. My studio is in the Southern Sierra on a tract of private land in what is now Sequoia National Monument.