I make functional pottery in my studio adjacent to downtown Raleigh. I am inspired by traditional craft and contemporary design. My work explores functional home goods that connect the user with material and experience. I use tactile forms and responsive decoration to accent and compliment the home environment and inspire hospitality. These influences are expressed in wares that are earthy and elegant with a modern approach to handmade pottery. The handmade qualities of pottery and the beauty of clay are as integral to my wares as their usefulness. My pots are not a necessity; rather, they communicate the journey of skill building and cultivating an intentional life.