The life situation I find myself in, caring for my elderly father who has dementia, has limited the amount of time I can be in the studio. I made a conscious decision to work smaller and convert the 20” sculptural vessels I’d been making into smaller cup/vessel forms. This enabled me to complete more work and hasten the evolution that can and does happen when one works in a series. I work intuitively and seek collaboration with the clay. So often, clay has a knack for showing us alternate ideas because it seems to “like” to do certain things. We can fight it or recognize it and use it; I choose the latter.