After a full career in the health ﬁeld, I discovered the joy of clay. I have been making pots for about 7 years. I enjoy making functional and decorative high-ﬁred work, and have discovered that atmospheric ﬁrings (ﬁrings where heat is created by a ﬂame that travels through the kiln) give me the look that pleases me the most. I like pots with a natural form and surface - pots that retain evidence of their plastic clay origin, and whose slips and earthy shino glazes record the path of the ﬂame and the effects of prolonged heat. My pots are meant to be enjoyed in every day life; for a cup of tea, a meal, or to hold a bouquet of ﬂowers for the table. My goal is combine the output of head, hands, and heart to make the ordinary a little more special.