My dad was a tool and die maker. He was very good at this job and thoroughly involved in the cycle of making dies for new automobiles. That model of making things, using highly designed tools which removed all possibility for change, once the manufacturing processes began, was an important part of my upbringing. As an individual working at a potters wheel, change is possible at every moment of the process. I am aware of the possibility for mistakes, variation and improvement in the forms I make. Once out in the environment, my sculptures are more like cars, able to flexibly go almost anywhere and to flock, cluster, pool and acknowledge not only available space but other forms as well.