MADE FOR SHARING AND ENJOYING
I have always enjoyed the process of working with clay, and the magic in the transformation of firing and glazes. My pots are made with the idea of interactive art; that they will become part of the sharing, presentation, and pleasure that comes with making and enjoying food. Through my researching of silhouettes, different depictions of flowers in paintings and illustration and refining the utilitarian elements of my piece I am thinking of domestic landscapes and where/how my work will live once it leaves me studio.
I was first introduced to clay in high school where I found a place of confidence and leadership that I saw as a worthy career to pursue. I began this journey at RISD summer school and then continued my academic education at Syracuse University when I earned my B.F.A ceramics in 2007. After graduating I experienced the skills of “practice makes better” while being the lead apprenticed as a production thrower at Hoyman-Browe Studios. I value the learning through hands on experience and have assisted various ceramic artists and studios over the years. Some of my most rewarding learning experiences happened at leading art centers such as Penland School of Craft, in a spring concentration and at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, as a student, summer intern and most recently an artist in resident in 2016. Currently, I am a MFA candidate at Alfred University.