I currently use a method called hand-building to create my work. My early clay education was primarily based in using a potter's wheel and a method called throwing. I spent many years refining and mastering my throwing skills. I experimented with hand-building and used it in combination with my wheel-thrown work. It really wasn't until I moved to Charlotte, NC and took an inspirational hand-building class at Clayworks studio that I began to explore and then exclusively choose the hand-building methods to develop my work. This is what keeps me coming back to clay as my medium -- the infinite possibilities of creativity and expression. Some day I may go back to the wheel or use both methods to create, but for now I'm really happy with my slab roller and my imagination.