I am drawn to the vessel, particularly in the way it relates to the human body and the way that the human body relates to the vessel. I love those curves and undulations, both on people and on pots. I want my forms to be familiar to the hand and to the subconscious, drawing the hand to touch in the same way that one might caress the small of the back or run your hand along a lovers hip, just above the waist leading to the belly, as you wake up in a warm bed on a cold morning. I like the folds and the creases, the weathered skin stretched taught around aged cheekbones and the history in hollows of sunken eyeballs. I want the walls of these vessels to be like that of a membrane, inflated, stretching, thin, just barely able to contain the space within it. And on that skin is a mark. A finger swipe, a pinch, push- out, a gesture instantly recording into the surface the intent and expression of the maker. That is the vessel I make, an abstraction on the human figure that invites the touch of the hand to fully explore and experience its form, a form that is not entirely identifiable but is subconsciously familiar.