The unpredictable melding of the elements of earth, water, and fire has been a solitary process of inner centering that has rewarded me with a balance of tranquility and power over the forty plus years of my career. Through my hands functional vessels rise in elegant definition from an amorphous mound of fine porcelain clay. Glazes of gentle hues and contrasting colors of blazing eloquence convey the grace and classic simplicity of my Asian aesthetic. I strive to make pieces wherein beauty transcends functionality and thereby brings the daily joy of using a piece of handmade art into the lives of those who use my vessels. My hope is that the final piece stands as an exquisite witness to a moment when clay, glaze, fire, and potter are one.