This thesis is written in support of "Idle Spots". The objects I make as a ceramic artist are based on my observations and interaction with the natural world. In nature and within my creative process there is a sense of discovery and a feeling of anticipation. I immerse myself in nature to discover source material for the objects I make. I interpret, re-interpret and make these objects unique creations that differ from the original inspiration. I work intuitively with the material to capture the emotions felt in the building process. I utilize multiple techniques to create the surface color and texture that reference my findings in nature. I can't make an object as well as the natural occurrence in the wild but the challenge of doing so keeps me going. Capturing the essence of my inspiration in the objects I make enables the viewer to go through the same emotions I do in nature and within my studio.