After seeing the movie GHOST, I was inspired to become a potter. Discovering the limited scope of wheel thrown pieces, I decided that hand building offered the freedom of creativity which I preferred. A trip to the Georgia Mountains gave me the idea of working with leaves to enhance the natural beauty of my pieces. Now, any time I take a trip, I collect leaves from wherever I go to use in my work. The leaves are pressed into clay and cut out and attached to or made into original works of natural art.