Clay is an elemental part of the earth. Humans have used it for millennia to make bowls and jugs, gods and goddesses, likenesses of animals, and even to build shelters. It always thrills and amazes me when my hands and clay work together to create something functional or fanciful and maybe even beautiful. It fills me with a deep sense of connection to the earth and humankind.
There are countless aspects to pottery making; I can continue to learn something new every day of my life and still not know it all--what fun!
My inspiration comes from nature, from other potters throughout time, and from the tactile nature of the mud itself.