I have been working in clay since 2003, both throwing on the wheel and handbuilding. My early handbuilt work focused primarily on carving into thick pieces to create texture and movement. This year, I have focused on perfecting new surface decoration and construction techniques. My pieces are a patchwork of colors, using colored slip to create the design, and clear or translucent glazes to finish the piece. My bowls, platters and plates come in many shapes and sizes. I continue to make slab-built tiny houses with the new surface decoration. This work stems partly from my love of home and architecture. Feeding friends and family in my home is an expression of love for me - I delight in serving them on beautiful pottery, also made with love. I see the house as a metaphor for home, warmth, family, struggle, love, shelter. And the tiny house, as a commentary on the large space we take up living in this world.