To work within nature’s framework – trees, flowers, leaves, soil, clay – inspires me. Nurturing a garden is a process of creating lovely flowers and landscapes from the earth. Pottery, for me, is a step beyond. Through it I am intrinsically connected to nature. Pottery allows me to transform clay from beneath the earth into vessels and objets d’art reflective of my natural world. As I touch, mold, sculpt the clay, I experience creativity, excitement, serenity, and calm.