I am intrigued by the natural shape and flaws that make up individual pieces of raw wood. A “perfect” bowl is not what I strive for – rather, I want to enhance and highlight the flaws that are the evidence of the organic quality of wood. For me, this is what makes each piece unique. I begin with a general idea of what I believe the wood will provide, but as I work the piece on the lathe, different features may become apparent. These hidden aspects are what I aim to bring to the surface, enhancing the effects of nature.