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 doing research and development for another production pottery studio, I have sharped and developed my skills which my personal work has benefited from tremendously. Since moving to Portland, OR I have found a community at Radius Community Art Center where I teach beginner and intermediate ceramics.
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.