After 39 years of working with clay, I find myself deeply curious about the creative process itself. In 2005, the surfaces of my pots took on illustrated characters and began to tell stories. In 2008, those stories became 3-D as I began exploring narratives through sculpted animal figures. Both of these developments came as a surprise. Being open to compelling impulses has been my guide. Staying open fostering a life in which staying open is possible my challenge. With that in mind, I consciously watch for assumptions in my studio practice. I don’t make art by entering my studio knowing, rather with a disciplined commitment to not knowing. This leaves a lot of room for experimentation, failure and profound gratitude.