Clay, like life, is malleable. There is a peculiar deliciousness in the subtle pressure of a finger in wet clay. At the same time, clay can be pounded or hammered to obtain different effects. When I’m creating figures, I play with scale, balance, and texture and look for the story that figure tells. When I’m creating a bowl or cup, stories emerge in how the piece fits in the hand, or where the fingers fit in a groove. Clay allows me to draw, paint, and build things I’ve never seen before, and tell the stories behind these objects.