I'm an artist, working in ceramics and 2D, living on California's rugged, north coast - a place that inspires my creativity, and humbles me every day, with its natural beauty and open space.
My love of throwing pots on a wheel began with a university course in 1997. Most of what I made that semester was chunky and graceless, but, hey, I was a beginner. I didn't touch clay again until early 2015, when I took a wheel-throwing class near my home in Arcata. This time, the fascination took hold much more deeply, and I haven't looked back. I started to show and sell my work in 2018 - a direction that hadn't even occurred to me as little as one year prior.
I work in porcelain, high fire stoneware, and stoneware blended with native clays of Northern California. The necessary balance and centering intrinsic to wheel-throwing has brought those same features to my life, with a sense of fulfillment and greater purpose. I am very grateful to be able to do what I do!