Working with clay allows me to reflect on the connections I have made with people and places through prolific experiences. My recent work projects my vigorous training as a Leach Potter back in 2017. I am always striving to make well-crafted pieces focusing on function and aesthetic exploration. I treat my forms as canvases with a variety of different decorating techniques such as repeated brush-stroke patterns, glaze trailing, wax resist, and spoon glazing. I love how clay cultivates community within home settings, events, and especially the restaurant industry. As I continue to explore my practice and challenge myself the short term goal is to start my own handmade tableware company, providing beautiful, functional, and affordable wares made by the people for the people