I work with wood fire stoneware and porcelain. Making functional pottery using the wheel and hand building. I apply several layers of colored slip to the surface of the pots and carve lively sgraffito images of sea turtles, tree silhouettes,musical instruments and things that make me happy. I love to bring the surface to life. My inspiration comes from nature. To finish my work I fire in wood burning kilns. My crew and I stoke the kiln for 30 to 50 hours. I use very little glaze on the outside of my pots. The physical aspect of wood fire suits me and my pots. I’m enchanted by the flame and how it creates flashing.