I look to both nature and the manmade world for inspiration for my pottery. Like the clean bold designs of the modern era, from everyday objects to architecture. But I also draw on the subtle simplicity of nature. The way that nature enacts systematic yet slightly imperfect symmetry into living things. Even though I do make designs on my pieces I want them to look natural, as if they are part of the piece. My goal is to make it look like part of the piece, not a decoration drawn on. I like to work within the confines of traditional pottery forms, like a jar or vase, but at the same time push the boundaries of design. This helps keep the work relatable yet exciting at the same time.