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The first question people ask me is, “How did you become interested in clay?” I always respond with, “Do you have a couple of hours to listen?” I was first a painter and printmaker and did not discover clay until graduate school. Once I touched clay, I was hooked for life. I especially liked the physicality and spontaneity of working with clay and I continue to find it always challenging and intriguing. My major goal when working in clay is to make a personal statement and let the pieces evolve, creating a marriage between the forms and the glazes. This is a difficult task, and my work has been influenced by many generations of potters. However, I have spent much time developing a forms, glazes, decorating slips, and decorating techniques that are uniquely my own. I am very excited about the pieces I produce and enjoy it very much when others like them as much as I do.