My work takes references from my love of a Japanese aesthetic. Teapots and moon jars speak to me as symbols of community and ritual. I work predominantly in porcelain on the wheel. Some surfaces are punctuated rhythmically inside and out, expressing the fine translucency of the material; others are treated with bold, intuitive, calligraphic brush strokes and stripes, which contrast with the conformity of form. The process of throwing porcelain on the wheel, and the physical action of applying decoration on to the surfaces are the intimate, sensory experiences that inform what I make.