I find both a sense of community and endless opportunities to challenge myself in this craft. I have been creating pottery for over 20 years. My current body of work “It Takes a Community”. Is functional stoneware. I use a dark mid cal 5 clay, with a bright white slip. I fire to cone 6 in oxidation. It reflects a balance between planning shape and function and the free flow of carving the images. I strive to make pieces that are well made and bring people together in their use. I am drawn to the simplicity of the slip design and the complexity of the images.