Always thinking of the idea of function, I create hand-built and wheel-thrown works that are designed to enhance our cooking, eating and gathering experiences. I am interested in our relationship with food and how we regard the space of the kitchen. Lately I have been focusing on the still life and how objects and arrangements create a narrative of our experiences in the heart of the home and beyond. I'm interested in how our perceptions of history, family and identity can be shaped here. My own experiences growing up in the South and the rituals and traditions in which I was taught, and observed, rendered that space for me as a place of magic, metaphor and sorrow.