I started taking pottery classes 13 years ago at Centennial Art Center and fell in love with clay. I am really enjoying playing with the glazes and I try to make pottery in my own unique way. I strive to make comfortable and beautiful plates, bowls, mugs for the home that enhance the pleasure of food and the nourishment of the soul. I find it necessary to produce functional pottery that may help remind us of our earthly surroundings and our ability to create and enjoy the handmade/homegrown in our daily lives. I also make pottery wall art. Nature plays a large role in my inspiration for both the design and decoration of the pottery. I am primarily inspired by my natural environment which includes a flowers with color in the spring. I also enjoy looking at the beautiful sea corals. These colors and patterns roll around in my memory, synthesize and are drawn out over the clay, either in the way I shape wet, newly thrown clay or apply brush strokes of ceramic colorants to the surface. It is my intention for each piece to be unique. This uniqueness, I hope, reminds the user that it is handmade and not part of our mass produced world.