Ceramics is my means of connection. Clay comes from the earth and when it reaches my hands, it becomes mine for a brief moment in time. I spend a lot of time with a piece, creating something I hope to pass on. That piece may become part of someone else’s life. It will hold a warm cup of tea, dangle on an ear, or hold a bouquet of freshly cut flowers. One day it will break, get crushed up and return to Mother Earth. And the cycle begins again. This connection to the earth, to each other, to everyday life; it’s what drives me to create.