Most of the inspiration for my pottery is found from exploring the Cleveland Metroparks, working at a craft brewery, and working at a pottery studio. The relationship I have with my art work is personal and therapeutic. The creative people I meet and work with daily are the inspiration and motivation for my work. I wouldn't be who I am without these unique people and environments. This is why I have recently started to create more functional pottery. It's very meaningful to see people connect with my work in their own personal way.