I explore many different facets of the ceramic process. This journey in clay takes a winding path through abstract sculpture, occasional functional ware, figurative works, and all points in-between. Taking my inspiration from life and the surrounding environment, I apply these observances to the creative process. Many of my pieces explore the human form with a playful approach; my figurative sculptures are quirky interpretations of familiar stories. A wide range of subject matter is tapped into, current and past popular culture, fairy tales, the circus and classical artworks are all gleaned as sources for creativity. My abstract work directly references nature: gourds, seashells and seedpods all get a nod of appreciation for their contribution to my creative process.