I make functional ceramic pieces that make every day a little more special. Presently my work incorporates sleek round forms made on the pottery wheel with a combination of black and white designs and cloud imagery. Clouds as a symbol fascinate me because they are abstract yet recognizable. The animals and figures we see in clouds are dreamlike and force us to use our imaginations. I think using clouds on my pieces evokes the experience of staring up into the sky and seeing something more than what is there. They are ephemeral and are only in their state for a fleeting moment. I think it’s interesting to juxtapose that idea upon a material that can withstand centuries if left untouched.