Using traditional ceramic techniques, my process allows me to understand life in a new way. For me, making art is a way of thinking in three-dimensions and making discoveries. Being an artist also means being a creative thinker, and through my work I would like to share and encourage creative discovery in others, whether they are artists or not. Navigating life as a woman can be a challenging experience and a life-long struggle. My imagery is meant to encourage others, but especially creative women, to live fearlessly, and believe in the power of making. Clay is a tactile material which endures so much heat and stress, and transforms itself constantly from the beginning of a project to the end, and it is through these challenges and the guiding hand of the artist that it becomes something beautiful. I hope that clay can be a metaphor for finding confidence and empowerment in my life, and that others can connect and tap into that source of inspiration as well.