My work is in and about Raku – both the Japanese and the American versions of the craft. This holds particularly true of the tradition of Japanese chawan (tea-bowls); they were experienced through touch as much as visually. Ceramics is an inter-personal exchange; the work considers surface and form as a means of communication. They refer to containment; the ancient role of the vessel was to hold fluids and food and now they carry ideas. I am coming back to pot-making after completing my PhD by Publication; I hope the work conveys some of that period of reflection.