One of the practices we were taught on the course is to create a statement of intent when we work on a project, so when distracted or having veered off course, you can find your original goal back and work towards it. Part of my intent with these pieces was to create sculptures that had function as much as form – each piece was designed to either be a habitat for wildlife in the garden or to nourish wildlife by being a water drinker. As the pieces I still have sit in the garden, they are already home to spiders, beetles and fill up in the rain to feed bees and butterflies.

In 2017 I was finally able to buy my own kiln after a lot of support via my GoFundMe Art for Kiln Exchange. I now have the ability to continue making ceramics and will continue to explore mushrooms, leaves and wildlife via ceramics as well as making more functional objects.