Creating solid design is about finding form, color, and texture that communicates a feeling, it makes a connection. Ceramics, one of humanities oldest art forms (and my guilty pleasure) seems to have that skill down pat. People always find something to love in ceramics, something that reminds them of something personal. That is exactly what I try to do with industrial design; inspire connection through feeling, texture, and color. The study of ceramics always leads me to playful risk exploration of spontaneous form when designing on the computer. How cold I get people to feel with their bodies a connection to what I'm designing? These are examples of forms I design in CAD and then create by hand which in turn inform how I design in CAD.