These steel-gray objects represent my investigation of fragments, artifacts, and relics that I found myself enraptured by in the ancients ruins, museums, and crypts of Italy. They were often humble in origin - loom weights, millstones, bricks - but for me they were charged with mystery. Underlying their visual quietness was a sense of deep history. Their utility was apparent, but the specific functions were not always clear. Could I speak their formal language, and, in doing so, have access to their secrets? My ceramic objects, made in response, share the common grammar of an inflated curve and an edge interrupting and changing the curve's trajectory.