The idea that a piece of pottery is being used or admired daily is the best possible outcome for me. Pure joy, right there. Second to that is how important the process of pottery is to me. I fell in love with the craft at Alfred University many years ago, and after some other career paths, I've come back to it full time. I'm inspired by the many rituals at home that ceramic ware plays a central role in (cooking, sharing a meal, displaying flowers from the garden, etc.) and the many ways we bring art and design into our homes.