For the past 10 years, I have worked with potters at every opportunity possible, while slowly crafting my own style and aesthetic. I am especially grateful for the influence of others at ACAD (Alberta College of Art and Design) and Penland in North Carolina. While managing Potter’s Place in Houston, Texas, I owe a tremendous debt to my students whom I learn from daily, as well as my boss and mentor, Karen Cruce.
In my newer pieces, I am experimenting with surface treatment. In particular, I am having fun using sgraffito, drawing and painting on the clay’s surface. My designs are inspired and influenced by children’s book illustrations, animals, folk art and lots of contemporary ceramic art.
Each of my pieces are handmade and one of a kind. My goal is to create beautiful, functional pieces that will be a part of your everyday life. I hope to see you in the studio or at an upcoming show.