Ceramics was the first 3D medium I got access to as an adolescent and it was a revelation to me. Instead of being restricted to making marks on paper, the creative outlet my education to that point had entirely focused upon, I was suddenly able to make real things that were hard, shiny and permanent—I was hooked. Although I’ve gone onto involvements with many other media, I keep coming back to clay for its immediacy, variability, and responsiveness. I developed a technique of press-molding and assemblage, using molds from natural objects, and expanded that to include digitally-mediated impressions as I developed the ability to use computer-controlled carving machines to produce stamps and molds.