My traditional ceramic works are made on a pottery wheel out of porcelain and fired with crystalline glazes. Through advanced chemistry, a very specific firing schedule, and a lot of technology, I am able to grow two dimensional crystals on the surface of the pots. The forms are typically functional in reference, swelled out vessels with narrow openings, giving the glaze on the pots a smooth and beautiful field on which to grow the crystals. Accoutrements such as handles, lugs, and spouts must be designed to consider the flow of the glaze at temperatures of 2300f. They are created digitally, 3D printed and slip-cast , finished to look handmade. I push the clay to right to the brink of failure in order to create pots that stretch from narrow to wide. The objective in my traditional ceramic works is merely to create objects of beauty.