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Ceramics is unlike any other medium. Through manipulation in its raw form I find myself contemplating the line between my desires to return to a time of innocence and confronting my identity as an adult. Continuously watching my fingerprints become embedded into the piece with every touch, I am aware of how my actions will affect the outcome. In its fired state all impressions become stone; to remain forever silent like every passing moment of time. Through experiences with death, anxiety, and depression I have been shaped like the clay that resides in my hand, with every thought leaving its fingerprint. I strive to expose these intimate insecurities through visual language because I believe there are things about the human condition that cannot be expressed, only felt. I want to bring dignity to my inner dialog and allow ceramics to stand as a stoic reminder that all moments become permanent.