My mind is focused on the quiet and calm in my current work. I am looking at carved and turned ivory vessels from seventeenth century Germany. My work is a reflection of the intricate details and precarious nature of these modest ivory containers. The smooth porcelain elements in my pieces are meant to contain a stillness and silence in their simplicity. I embrace the textures generated by the accumulation of ash on the soft forms as fully as I embrace the subtlety of the surfaces left unblemished.