Having majored in printmaking and photography at York University, I embed a narrative in all my work. Printmaking methods are transferable to clay at different states of a piece, from soft to bisque, under and over glazes, and in combination with other decorations. I appreciate the nature of clay as an art material that is true to its origin in the earth. The process of shaping functional objects adds to the story that continues to grow when people use the pieces. As the most common find in archaeological sites, pottery returns to its origin, and it continues to tell the story of the artists who made it. My greatest inspiration as a potter comes from my maternal grandmother, who began to paint interior walls in her fifties. I now use her pattern rollers, employed to give the effect of wallpaper, as well as her floral embroidery designs on my pots.