Although I was trained as a wheel potter many years ago, my re-entry into the world of clay provided me the opportunity to explore hand-building. My past ceramics had focused on refined, slender, symmetrical, porcelain vases and bottles made on the potter’s wheel. Now I am exploring asymmetrical forms, assembling various convex and concave curved surfaces while trying to create a sort of push & pull that allows the vertical form to express a certain tension and still represent a balance and calmness within its fluid design. These new vessels with their undulating planes are starting to satisfy my vision and are becoming my signature and personal approach to ceramics. As the creative process continues to evolve, I look to Nature for interesting textures, earth-tone colors, and metals to create surface treatments that I find exciting and aesthetically stimulating.