At Millstone Pottery, I produce both functional and decorative pieces. Each one is wheel thrown and/or hand-built using slabs, extrusion, or hand-pressed techniques. Both production and one-of-a-kind pieces are made by hand with care and attention to detail in hopes that the recipient will incorporate them into a part of his or her everyday routines.
My interest lies in an exploration of patterns, and I pursue this through diverse methods of creating textures and glaze rhythms. Currently, my influences range from a mud-cloth wall-hanging from the Congo, to the patterns of the bark on a pine tree, to the sand ripples left by the receding tides. I never tire of the myriad possibilities inherent in clay and its infinite learning curve.