When I first moved to Colorado in 1997,
I took a pottery class for something fun to do and as a way to meet new people.  I enjoyed it so much that I continued taking classes for several years.  Even after I stopped taking classes, I continued to work with clay experimenting with new techniques, forms, glazes and types of firing.  Although I do some high fired functional pieces, it is the unpredictability of raku that inspires me the most.  Over the years I have grown to love the more rustic, imperfect forms created by hand building instead of pieces thrown on the wheel.  These types of forms remind me of the varied random shapes found in nature.  I love that no two pieces are the same.  I enjoy that the clay and the glazes have a life and flow of their own.