My pots are also organic. By that, I mean that they relate to natural patterns and biologic rhythms. Surfaces are not graphic but rather I derive my inspirations from patterns and forms in nature—designs the tide makes in the sand, the bark of a tree, the colors of the sunset, the shape of a gourd. My pieces are also exuberant, full of joyous enthusiasm to reflect the joy and unreserved energy I feel in making them. Finally, they are audacious. I fearlessly take chances in making my pottery and I hope each piece reflects that verve and originality.