When Natalie was attending Rhode Island School of Design, a course in figure modeling was required. She found that interacting with forms that were three-dimensional held endless possibilities.. An elective course in ceramics guided her toward pottery. Natalie says about her work..." My work in clay is generally functional. I enjoy the fact that the pieces will be picked up, handled and seen from different angles. Although I use the potter's wheel for some work,this exhibit emphasises vases and teapots made with slabs and extruded hollow forms. I feel a sense of connectedness to the people who have my work because I have provided them with a vessel that can be kept and used on a daily basis."