I am a potter, collector, gatherer of natural objects, and photographer. My interest in ceramics developed at an early age as I could be found playing in mud forming small cups and bowls. This continues to be my passion. I studied wheel throwing at the Evanston Art Center and joined the Midwest Clay Guild in 2018.
In 2016, I attended the International Woodfire Convention. Wood fire professionals throughout the United States shared with us their unique skills for firing pottery in kilns fueled by wood, the traditional Japanese anagama, train kiln and soda fire kiln. This began adventures with wood firing as it creates an organic look and feel that resonates with my love for the natural world. At Midwest Clay Guild my work is wheel thrown or hand built and fired in gas and electric kilns, traveling occasionally to a wood fire in the Midwest.
The work I make is primarily utilitarian. I am a collector of beautiful handmade pieces, as well as a creator. I truly believe that ceramics should be touched, held and appreciated. From the beginning of time we have relied on vessels for the basic needs of life. I believe a meal is better prepared and shared with handmade objects of clay.
My work has been shown at The Evanston Art Center, 1100 Florence Gallery, and Midwest Clay Guild where I am currently a member. I am a member of EvanstonMade and work full-time as Executive Operations Director of the Unitarian Church of Evanston where my creative thinking and professional management come together in service to the world around me