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I started my clay life as a figurative sculptor in 2007 and have since incorporated functional hand built pottery into my repertoire. Using traditional methods of ancient peoples I roll coils, stack and then pinch the clay into shape by hand. Being from the last generation to have a childhood lived without the internet I yearn for a time where the only distractions were from a warm breeze through a school window. Hand building is a slow, often tedious practice, but it inspires feelings of satisfaction through utilization of physical human labor. I want to honor the value of variation over perfection; celebrate the kinks, ebbs, dents, trips, spills - everything that makes life real.