My interest in pottery began while taking a ceramics class as an elective in college. Although I ended up majoring in Art History, I feel that my studies only confirmed my interest in lovingly crafted objects. It was research for a paper on the Arts and Crafts Movement that really reinforced in me the relevancy of handmade, utilitarian objects in contemporary society.
I continue to find inspiration through the decorative arts of a variety of cultures. In my work I love to explore contrasting textures, colors and patterns, and the ways they can emphasize form.
All of my work is made from porcelain that has been oxidation fired to cone 5. I mix the glazes and stain from scratch. All pieces are microwave-safe and food-safe.