My work is focused on functional art working with colored porcelain. I believe that handmade objects possess a powerful connection between the maker and the user. My process is based on the traditional Japanese nerikome technique and the imagery in my work is a reinterpretation of themes depicted throughout the history of pottery decoration. I am also inspired by the meditative calm derived from the compositions of the natural world. Major influences of my esthetic comes from my mother's embroidery art, my native culture, and modern art.