I love the entire process of creating something beautiful to use from a lump of clay; and I take full responsibility for the whole making process from preparing the clay, glaze application, selecting the method of firing as well as the final position each piece takes in the kiln. It is for this reason that I enjoy kiln building projects as I find the bond between making, kiln building and the process of firing fascinating. This direct involvement often becomes an overpowering catalyst in my design process, and to have control of both making and firing is an absolute must for me as a potter.