As a maker of hollowware, I use properties of the metal: the plasticity, the permanence, and the dimensionality. As an enameller, I use properties of the glass: the preciousness, the texture, and the color. In my work these properties function together to make a whole, with the two materials complementing and completing each other, rather than one being visually more important than the other. My current work is primarily bowls and ceremonial vessels because I am interested in the social implications and uses of these forms. Subtle differences in shape affect the meaning of the piece dramatically: an open form is generous and a tighter one more austere and self-sufficient.