Clay came into my life after my lat child left for college. After several classes at various art centers I was hooked. Simply put, clay feels so good and is so much fun. Everyone should have something in her/ his life that keeps that person engaged to the point that all else falls away. My goal is to create ceramic work that brings together function and visual appeal. I want my pottery to encourage use and at the same time be pleasing to the eye. Visual appeal may be enhanced from glazes breaking over texture or, on a smooth surface, from two or more glazes moving together to form fascinating combinations and patterns.