My porcelain pottery is for functional use on the table or aesthetic use on the wall. Plates, bowls, teapots and wall platters are thrown, hand built or slip cast in my Brace Point Pottery studio. As an art student, Form and Function drew me to pottery, but painting has been an increasingly important aspect to my work. My best pots resolve the difficulty of painting in three dimensions, and maintain the integrity of the form. High fire reduction firing allows a saturation of color and glaze/clay interaction especially with iron and titanium bearing glazes and the possibility of unpredictable aventurine crystal formation as well as the dramatic and somewhat elusive copper red.