I came to Taos in 1999 as a potter doing commission work and eventually began to sell pieces in Country Furnishings. Five years ago, I traded pottery for metal work; both mediums have more in common than one would think. I've enjoyed collaborating with furniture builders at CFT doing crosses, mirrors, headboards and trasteros, as well as doing larger special order pieces--backsplashes and tiles, and working smaller pieces--cards, ornaments and bookmarks. I've worked at Country Furnishings for eight years and am continually moved by the amazing artists represented in the store. Those creative people and the beauty of Northern New Mexico are a constant source of inspiration for my own work. To quote Piccaso: "You don't make art, you find it."