I make functional stoneware pottery inspired by the many craftspeople who have come before me. I strive to make pots that are useful and serve as a relief from the stresses of modern life. A shelf full of pots can act as a diary of our lives. Each one holds a memory that we can relive, who we were with, where and when we were. They can make us laugh, even cry when recalling how they entered our lives. Like old friends they sometimes slip from our grasp and need to be replaced. I enjoy making memories that people can cherish and ,if handled carefully, will last for years.