I am a ceramic artist and a potter by trade. I care deeply about making pots and the communities that interact with my work. The foundations of my functional work originate from my work with potters Ruggles and Rankin in North Carolina and Mark Shapiro of Stone Pool Pottery in Massachusetts. The roots of this work come from Japanese folk traditions where the minimal nature of these forms inspire me daily. I also make sculptures and present them as art objects individually, in groups and in installations.
I have a BS in Art Therapy from Springfield College and a MFA in Ceramics from The University of Oregon. Over the last twenty years I have made work, shown work and taught in such communities as Penland School of Art and Craft, The Archie Bray Foundation, The Oregon College of Art and Craft, the University of Oregon, the University of Montana, Greenfield Community College, The Brattleboro Museum of Fine Art and Keene State College.
In 2005 I made a commitment to Southern Vermont to open a studio and raise a family. Since then I have continued to teach and work with student populations. I communicate with local communities making functional work from my home studio in Brattleboro, Vermont.