My hand built, functional work is symbolically charged and serves as a sustainable resource since it can be used and reused. Planters can be used to practice cultivation, baskets can be used for harvesting, wagon shaped flower bricks can be used to bring the outside in, and traditional pots (such as cups, mugs, plates, bowls, etc.) can be used to practice forms of self-care. I shape my earthen material through the process of coil building and pinching. This process marks the humble, red earthenware with lines that represent the earth’s strata and fingerprints that symbolize humanity’s impact on the earth (both positive and negative). While my glazing style is loose, whimsical, and bright; it represents the movement of materials away from their point of origin (wide-spread carbon footprint). The material’s journey is mapped out as colorants travel from one location to another, mingle with other colors, and leach. I hope that my passion for making, my love for the earth, and my delight in observing the world around me in combination with my work will boost people’s environmental awareness and appreciation.