The foundation and inspiration for my pottery lies in ancient traditional techniques. My ceramic works span traditional to abstract in form influenced by the Southwest Native Americans. Each piece is hand constructed using the coiling method striving for unique minimal organic forms. The irregular surface is further refined by paddling and scraping in preparation for final sanding which occurs after the piece has become bone dry. To complete the surface, some works remain bare resulting in a matte finish; others have a luster finish created by smooth stone burnishing. Enhancements are occasionally added to the surface such as ferric chloride, Miracle-Grow®, and copper wire followed by an additional alternative firing to complete the form.