Raising is an ancient craft technique
to make vessel forms from a flat sheet of metal by hammering.
The process by which my piece are created can sometimes be
violent, loud, and aggressive.
Yet at the same time, through this process,
I feel it is sometimes a private, reflective and personal time.
In sharp contrast to the process,
the final pieces are calm and still, shy and reserved;
the aggression, volatility, and energy involved in creation