Challenging the medium of clay to produce my vision, I create works in ways that are interesting but not necessarily according to the rules. Experimenting with combinations of hand-building alongside conventional and unconventional throwing processes lets me construct unique forms. Then using different techniques of adding glazes and other finishes in various ways, I sponge, paint, dip, pour, and wipe to produce unusual surfaces. This all works together to create great variability, or unpredictability, in the final outcome. The firing processes of raku and wood-firing are particularly favorite methods for me, as they add even more variables: fire, smoke, and ash. I am always surprised, often in a good way. Please enjoy my serendipity with me!