The comfort of clay helps me to cope with the uncomfortable experiences I have in life. Moving from a large, well equipped studio to a small personal space forced me to change the way I use clay. Instead of making hundreds or thousands of objects, I focus on a few. Transferring the obsessive thought to an obsessive, hands on technique releases the tension within me. By taking my time and focusing on one piece, it becomes the abstract, physical representation of an internal issue. My rhythmic process transforms obsessive and disorganized thoughts into cohesion. My mind is able to transition more easily through overwhelming thoughts and emotions. Working primarily with clay puts me as ease. It is a comfort that come from years of interaction. Clay is my coping mechanism.