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My main focus as a ceramic artist when it comes to dinnerware is to create a canvas for the chef. A custom plate says something that plain white factory-made dinnerware simply doesn’t—it says the chef cares about the food enough to customize how it is presented. Furthermore, the texture of each piece, which I also customize, rounds out the experience in that the silverware will interact with the clay or glaze by giving off a sound different from standard industrial ceramics. Even the feel of the piece as a fork or spoon runs across it, will be unique and create something most diners haven’t experienced yet. Dining at a high level should be an extra-sensory experience—it should include, sound, taste, touch, sight, and smell. My work becomes a small part of a unique experience in fine-dining.