In my pursuit of the idealized pot, where form, surface and function come together to create a usable piece of art, I find the slow pace of my studio practice to be in stark contrast to contemporary values. I want my work to embody the idea that labor and skill are a worthy investment. Handmade pots, especially ones that are meant to be used, hearken back to a time when craft was essential. When the service of food and drink was as substantial as the meal itself. I want my work to spark meaningful conversations, to juxtapose the accelerated pace society has become so accustomed to, and to elevate the acts of eating and drinking within ones home.