"Beauty resides in objects used in life," so goes Yanagi Sōetsu's philosophy of crafts. This is what motivates me to make functional pottery. I am drawn to the power of the object to hold strong memory and deep feeling, in particular, objects that have a tactile way of connecting people through time. I hope the pieces that I put thought, time, and care into making will be enjoyed with similar intention, or put to better use than was intended, and become your constant companions in life.