My work has always been influenced by a desire to understand clay and what makes ceramic art ceramic. I have been hesitant to acknowledge this, not wanting to be someone who professes, “It’s about the process.” Over time I have come to terms with the fact that my work is about exploring ceramic processes in all its glory. Not just the formation and making but understanding and utilizing the transformation that clay goes though during firing as it becomes ceramic. Whether it be the way clay and glaze melt and move with heat, the interaction of the flame and materials, or even the contrasting beauty of refined porcelain next to pedestrian terracotta, my work is an exploration into what it is to be ceramic.