My pottery is the result of a dialog between my evolving skill and the properties of the materials I use. I am an architect by training, and am relatively new to potting. My efforts are reinforced by my interest in form and a delight with the more immediate results which are possible in ceramices. I love to experiment and sometimes to push the limits. I return to classic forms to remind myself that potter is a skill and that learning is ongoing. I want my pottery to be both useful and beautiful, but above all to convey the process that produced it. My father was a potter, and I inherited his tools as well as a fascination with the medium of clay. Using his hand-made tools connects me to my past, and gives me inspiration. I invite you to view the results next October in my open-studio presentation.