We often overlook the presence of an everyday object. Daily routines can begin to blend our days together and make us unaware of the importance of what surrounds us day to day. The use of handmade ceramics can heighten these daily routines and offer introspection. Incorporating pottery into our lives also provides a level of comfort through repeated use and memories. Cooking and serving a meal becomes more of an intimate and connected experience with each dish showing the hand of the maker. I am fascinated by various domestic and functional objects. My influences stem from historical makers and movements to contemporary ones that are often speaking to the same idea. Old traditions that are resurfacing in current times create a new dialogue for contemporary makers. I make functional wares for the home, including tableware, serving vessels, and planters. I create my pieces in a fast√?¬≠paced and compulsive yet careful manner, often working on multiple pieces at a time. I surface my pots in a visceral way, using instinctual and intuitive marks to portray abstract visuals. I want to convey not only the function within my work but a feeling of connectedness and beauty through interaction with pottery.