I am insecure which in turn makes my sculptures insecure. I hand build ceramic forms that I feel connected to or that I believe in... only to quickly shift into doubt and hesitation on how others will perceive them. This is where surface comes in as a way to mask the moments on the form that I am uncomfortable with in their 'naked' or exposed state. Surface decoration works to both distract and draw one in. Although I believe the decorative elements of mark making, glazing, decals and lusters are ways to hide the insecurities- they are still visible. My forms are the reflection and response of trying to balance the positive and negative emotions and build an acceptance for both.