I strive to invoke feelings through touch and sight as one may feel walking through nature. Texture exists as a literal surface we can feel, a surface we can see, and it can evoke feelings & memories. My work invites you to touch, to feel and remember. I’m drawn to porcelain because of its durability, coupled with a hint of unpredictability. Once the clay is sufficiently dried, I trim to create a uniquely textured finished product. It is finished in a high-fire reduction kiln.
I was born and raised by my parents in the northern suburbs of Chicago. My passion for clay started on a kick-wheel in high-school and has followed me to Maine. I am currently based out of Portland Pottery where I teach several classes and help with Kiln maintenance. In addition to my studio time, I also teach a class at Windham Adult Education and occasionally do workshops on surface design. I mostly focus on living my dream of having my hands in clay… most of the time.