A never ending joy of working in clay has led me through various approaches to clay since 1975. From an early time I was infatuated with porcelain, its responsiveness to color and the demands required to work it well, mostly patience. Both of my parents were professional painters so I have carried on that heritage with my under-glaze painted porcelain pieces for many years. Now involved heavily in wood/soda/salt firing in a car kiln I designed and built in 2009, I am learning that the fire asks for different pots and enlivens the clay in different ways. So I enjoy both stoneware and porcelain and celebrate the creation of pots to be used on a daily basis.