I love to throw porcelain vessels on the wheel and then distort them. Often I place them on bases. These distorted vessels are inspired by the contrast between nature and the man-made world, and they represent a natural “letting go” of control. My work often emphasizes unique natural qualities that contrast with simple, universal forms such as cylinders and spheres. My pieces acknowledge and celebrate the uncertainties in life, while finding balance between foundational support and playful spontaneity. It is my hope that these unexpected and unconventional combined forms take you by surprise and remind you of beauty that can be found in traditional and natural forms. My vessels and bases twist, turn, and refuse to be traditionally functional; they speak of beauty in a difficult world.