I’ve been working with porcelain for 30 years, and I am still amazed by its luminosity, strength, and variability. I love the way that porcelain seems to capture and reflect light, and it’s a fantastic surface for drawing with glazes and oxides. The drawings that I make on my pots are an interpretation of the landscape and animals around my studio. My studio is in the middle of my backyard in South Austin, and it is surrounded by an urban chicken family who are constantly running around my flower garden. I think of my animal drawings as portraits that can describe human emotions and relationships. I want both the drawings and the forms of my porcelain pots to feel spontaneous and fluid, like they simply occurred simultaneously and are dependent on one another for their identities.