As a child I loved to draw and paint. After graduating college I worked as a Computer Scientist where I solved puzzles all day but felt something was missing. I created virtual things that no one, including myself, could touch or feel. Yearning to create something tangible, I discovered ceramics. Clay allows me to create physical objects which satisfies my need to make "real" objects, problem solve their construction, and incorporate my art background when contemplating the color and texture of my pieces. My work uses multiple wheel thrown and hand building techniques while exploring different types of clay and firing methods. Currently I volunteer as a ceramics teaching assistant at the Palo Alto Art Center and West Valley College helping others discover a love of clay and art.