I am a potter and collector of objects. I have a large collection of primitive metal pouring cans and cast iron plumb bobs – over 100 pieces. My interest in these objects comes not only from their function but also from the beauty of their forms and the patina on their surfaces. Wear from use reveals their forms in a way that was never originally intended. Plumb bobs are shaped like pots and functionally they find “center.” I try to capture that energy in my pots.