I have been working with new technologies to create my recent work. I work collaboratively with Art and Technology graduate students to create models. We scan natural objects such as fruits, vegetables, seedpods, etc. with a Zcorp 3D handheld portable scanner. The scans are then printed in the Objet Eden 250 3D rapid prototyping machine. I use these resin models to make plaster molds. I pour liquid slip porcelain clay into the mold. When the forms harden enough to be removed from the mold, I work with the them in an assemblage style to create the final pieces. They are dried then fired in a kiln to 1700° F as a bisque firing. A clear glaze is applied and the pieces are once again fired, this time from about 2200 to 2400°F. As a finishing decorative touch, a gold luster is applied as well as a ceramic decals, then fired one last time at the lower temperature of 1300°F.In this series, I use the box to hold something precious while also serving as a frame for the collage and ceramic object. The collage echoes my interest in the ambiguity found in nature. I am also exploring some familiar as well as new concepts. I am particularly interested in the juxtapositions I create. Some of these include the permanence of clay versus the ephemera of paper, the 2D collage versus the 3D clay object and nature as a theme versus the current technologies I am using to create the work.