I started my clay life as a figurative sculptor in 2007 and have since incorporated functional hand built pottery into my repertoire. Hand building means I do not use a wheel. 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 feel the need to uphold the analog and tactile aspects joys of life. I’m inspired by ancient pottery of the Americas, early 90’s toys, water towers, analog clocks and conspiracy theories. 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.