Teresa writes of her work, "I love clay, simplicity, practicality and food. My natural focus is the table, where functional craft can bring beauty to everyday life and all sorts of delicious things happen. I credit many influences for design sensibilities: early Korean and Japanese pottery, my architectural studies, and an appreciation for simplicity instilled by my mother. For me, there is something inherently beautiful about forms pared down to their structural essence -- in my work there is no applied decoration, no excess in shape, mass, or profile. All work is made of porcelaneous clay thrown on the potter's wheel and fired in oxidation to 2240 degrees (cone 8)."