I am primarily a painter using clay as my “canvas”. I started teaching myself ceramics as a way of exploring making paintings as functional, sculptural pieces. I love putting my personal touch on the age-old artisanal craft of shaping basic forms from slabs, molds and templates. The inspiration post of the paintings come from an antique loteria set (mexican bingo) from the 1800's and a seed savers exchange catalogue. I work in a community workshop in the company of people who have been making ceramics for decades. Though I pick up certain techniques from them, I enjoy the challenge of finding my own path to making a cup, bowl, plate, pitcher or vase.