As a sculptor, the first thing I look for in a subject is the silhouette. I am inspired by strong compositions that reflect a pleasing pattern of shadows and highlights. Using a photo as a reference I then sketch my subject. When I feel it needs nothing more to convey the form and emotion it’s ready for the first firing in the kiln. The final process is the glazing which is like starting over. When the form and finish come together in the final sculpture there is no better feeling for me than to know I have succeeded in projecting my original vision into my sculpture. People often comment that my work has lifelike detail and movement that they don’t often see in ceramic sculpture.