There is an essence of desire for me to understand how things are made, and this desire is satisfied working with clay.  ​​

“What caused that crack?” 

“Why did that glaze run?”

“How fast does the fabric burn out?”   

“What if I fire this in an oxidation environment, or a reduction environment, and at what cone?”

The materials, process, unpredictability, and potential for constant experimentation that are inherent to ceramics are equally as important to me as my finished artworks.  

This is why I choose clay as my primary medium.