I am captivated and challenged by working with a mixture of media that somewhat acts like clay. This allows me to layer other mixed media together. I carve individual unique forms for each piece and use a basic slab pottery technique to inlay interesting materials. I design each piece from my own sketches. Each medium reacts differently and has its own challenges. The various mediums are carefully measured, designed, planned, and prepared prior to inlaying them. The criteria I use in each piece must make a statement and demonstrate movement, flow, texture, and depth-these create unexpected twists and turns.