About the Artist
If you ask my mother, my first experience with clay was in preschool, when I rolled out coils and spelled my name. But my first memory with clay was when I was about 8 years old and made a hot plate at the local museum. My parents still have it hanging in their kitchen.
I graduated college in 2003 with a degree in Fine Arts and a minor in Art History. After that, I married a photographer (we met while I was interning at the same local museum), became the mother of two wild boys, taught art in public schools for seven years, owned a small gallery and worked with several local art centers. I have received several grants for projects including my students and two awarded for my personal artwork, funding a trip to study bone china in England.
When my husband started working at the same local museum (I'm beginning to realize this place has formed my life), I left teaching to work as a full time studio artist.
When I am not in my studio, I can be found chasing kids, washing dogs, keeping bees, pulling weeds, crocheting, or drinking coffee.