I have always enjoyed making things with my hands and fell in love with clay in high school. Consequently, I took a gap year and rode the train, from NY to Nevada to study for a semester at the Tuscarora Pottery School.
After college I worked in construction and then attended graduate school in Architecture at University of California, Berkeley. While practicing in the field of architecture for several years I was yearning to get my hands into clay again. I started taking ceramics classes at local community colleges.
I set up my own small studio in 2005 and moved to my current spacious location in 2013. My work is mostly wheel-thrown, sometimes altered.
When I use a handmade object, whether of clay, wood, fabric – whatever the medium - I relish the signs of the makers touch. I notice proportion, texture and color and the myriad small decisions the craftsman has made about form and function. I hope that my pots provide a pleasing visual and tactile experience.