Ordinary objects provide ideas for my forms. 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. To impart the eroded, tactile characteristics I admire, I work the surfaces with textures and colors. Firing in the wood kiln brings the work even closer to this environment, adding the “patina” of wear and exposure to the elements. It is that metamorphosis that continually inspires me to explore.