For me, there is an initial lure of pattern, followed by the joys of color and texture. By tuning into nature, I perceive resonant forms: circles, lines, cylinders, planes, etc. This perception calls for the touch of craft and the rhythm of hand – the call to “create”. I invoke the malleable integrity of metal and the delicate certainty of glass. The result is a vessel – decorative and celebratory – which I offer up to others. The vessels are, ultimately, a dance with nature and a concentration of energies. I see each vessel as a unique form with unique lines; these serve as a physical matrix within which the luminosity of the enamel glass “cells” and the luster of the surrounding metal “reserve” emanate synchronously. Meditation on these four aspects of the vessel – structure, line, glass and substrate – flows into an awareness of possibilities and potentials. This is, actually, a celebration of our unique and individual human lights, colors, transparencies and mysteries.