My career with clay has been a relatively short one but the act of creating and capturing volume has been a long one, thirty years as an architectural designer. I hand build from slabs of porcelain clay. I create series of functional pieces: trays, ewers and vessels. The majority of these pieces are comprised of two slabs of clay joined at the edges leaving a pocket of volume inside. Most all of these pieces employ the use of slip (liquid clay) in in either black or white. Designs are created through different methods: sgrafitto, paper stencil, and texture.