These ceramic works are examples of collaborations with Lisa Stinson. We have separate but adjoining spaces in our studio and we have also always been able to talk with candor about each others work. There are very distinct differences in what we try to communicate in our work individually. Because of this, to cosign the pieces, we would need to combine our judgments rather than blend our styles. It required leaving the familiar and developing an approach that would build on our strengths and challenge our weaknesses. It became a shared evolution to someplace entirely new. It started with talking, then drawing, then talking some more, and more drawing. To translate our designs on paper to actual objects required navigating the technical issues, which usually helps decide where things can go. We had themes we wanted to explore, and did, but we both kept our minds open to anything in the process that could lead us to other interesting places. Since our first collaborative project several years ago we have returned on occasion, and it has continued to provide new directions.