Ceramics is more to me than something of a distraction from life, it is my life. All I have and have become is directly from ceramics. It is the one constant that has been in life, at each stage , to enrich my life. I learned at a fairly early age that ceramics was going to be a major part of my life. At age 12 I touched clay for the first time. I had an usual talent with clay on the potters wheel. I was able to throw after only watching after one short demonstration on how to use the potters wheel. Clay had awakened something that was ingrained within me that made me only to want to work more with clay.