Pottery has always played a role in my family. I grew up eating and drinking out of hand made casseroles, bowls and mugs, familiar with many of the potters whose dishes we had at home. In this tradition, I strive for functional yet beautiful pieces that bring joy to the user. Each piece is individual and unique, hopefully a reminder of an alternative to mass production objects that are often so easily discarded, replaced and thrown out. I glaze my pottery with food safe glazes. I have wheel thrown pottery on and off for the past 15 years and have taken classes at Feet of Clay Studio since 2016. In 2020, during Covid, I found myself at home unemployed. I became an active member of Feet of Clay Studio and set up a studio in a corner of my basement, practicing with the help of online videos and the online pottery community. I found inspiration and solace in clay that helped me get through the past year and grow beyond.