In these uncertain times, I find increasing comfort from holding objects made by hand. The solid nature of a unique piece of ceramics affirms my values of authenticity and truth. My work uses fingerprints as a central motif. I pinch slabs of porcelain into shapes, then carve images of botanicals, birds, animals, song lyrics, and symbols into the surface. Capturing a unique image and using it to send care into the world is my goal in making. I find hope and solace in poetry and nature.