A self taught potter, with a 12 year passion for clay. Veterinary Medicine is my profession but clay satisfies my creativity and provides a therapeutic life balance. The calmer, quieter aspects of life reflected in my clay pieces. They are inspired by the sights and beauty I see in Washington County. Most often my work is displayed at the Landscape for Landsake show with the purpose to raise money for farmland protection. I love the tactile nature of clay and the comfort I get from reforming it. I often use a technique called sgraffito. Carving through a top decorative layer to expose the clay body underneath. For many of my pieces that surface layer is a self glazing chocolate brown that I dug up from my own farmland. I enjoy incorporating clay from the landscape at my farm into the landscape of my 3 dimensional pieces, bringing the piece to life.