My pottery does not yet show a mark of a distinct style since no two pieces are alike: most are derived from nature, which is ever changing, yet somehow the same. It is art from the inside out and the outside in; each piece is the sum of the mind envisioning and the hand performing (with an opinion from the clay to scramble the works). Neither the envisioned work or my performance at the wheel rules-they both do. What might begin as a utilitarian piece may find its life as a sculpture that delights and surprises me. For this reason, I believe that each piece brings greater satisfaction as I grow into the life and direction of all three elements: the vision, the work off my hands, and the influence of the material.