I throw porcelain forms that celebrate movement. The forms and surfaces of these vessels are inspired by natural forces, like the wind and waves, and more intimate allusions, like running, dance and the figure. My soft, rhythmic work is intended to be calming and sensual.
I earned my BFA from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and my MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I have been a resident artist at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences (GA), Red Lodge Clay Center (MT), North Dakota State University (ND), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE). My work has been featured by CFile.daily (NM), shown at The Clay Studio (PA), Lillstreet Art Center (IL), Arvada Art Center (CO), etc. and has been published in Clay Times and Ceramics
My teaching career began with an unexpected opportunity: I was asked to fill in for a former professor when he injured his back. Since then, I have taught 25 courses and have grown to love working with students. In 2016 I was recognized for my teaching, receiving a Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students from The Parents Association and The Teaching Council of University of Nebraska-Lincoln.