The decorative work is a presentation of skill, evolved aesthetic and a love of making. The former has developed through formal education and applied practice. My aesthetic has been developed through the same means but preceded and augmented by my upbringing in a home that valued history, collecting, antiquities, conversation, crafts and the decorative arts. The latter is self-explanatory. Making pots allows for all these facets to combine, with the outcome being both functional and ornamental. This duality is echoed throughout history and somehow connects me with this past as well as my own. All my work is one of a kind although classical proportions and forms coupled with visceral expressionist elements such as the glazing or surface textures are evident throughout much of my work. Most all the work is assembled from thrown and hand-built red earthenware, occasionally press-molded elements are used, however I will use any process that suits my ideas.