I make dwelling places for Spirit. More often than not, they take the form of our human ancestors. Othertimes, they will have the shape of an animal or a being from a different dimension.
The spirit who intends to live in the piece has very good reasons for choosing the final appearance of its home, and I need to park my ego or ideas at the studio door. Generally, but not always, I'm given an overall concept of what I'm about to make. Sometimes I might need reference material to make sense of the vision or for teasing out the details; mostly I work in the moment with my hands in the clay waiting to receive guidance.