"I have always made things. As an adolescent it was a way for me to feel good about myself, especially when others enjoyed the finished product. As I matured I became more and more concerned with craftsmanship and the thought process behind the design of a particular piece. I began to think more seriously about the reasons for making things a certain way, how the design works with the intended function. I continually strive to create beauty through the control of and manipulation of materials that seek to not be controlled."