Functional craft brings great satisfaction and beauty to everyday life. As a practical person who loves food and clay, my passion for tableware is natural. For me, there is something inherently beautiful about forms pared down to their structural essence. In my work there is no applied decoration, no excess in shape, mass, or profile. I credit many influences for my design sensibilities: early Korean and Japanese pottery, my architectural studies, and an appreciation for simplicity instilled by my mother.