The potter’s wheel is a tool that I use to create forms that are then frequently altered through removing areas of clay to enhance movement and flowing
lines. I use a variety of firing techniques and have most recently built a soda kiln. The soda ash and water solution sprayed into the kiln at high temperature is evident on the ceramic ware and creates a glaze sheen, directional markings from the spray, and sometimes a slightly raised orange peel-like surface.
In addition to making contemporary utilitarian ceramic work, I focus on arrangements, groupings and stacked sets. In the series “stacked vessels”, these pieces rely on their interdependence. How we as people interface and interact with one another as well as build upon and grow from our interactions are ideas that inform my work.
After earning my MFA in Ceramics from Kansas State University, I relocated to La Veta, Colorado where I have worked in my studio for over a decade and owned and operated an art gallery. I am an adjunct art instructor at Colorado State University in Pueblo, Colorado and also teach kid’s classes, workshops and private lessons.
For the past three years I has traveled with a team of ceramic artists to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to teach pottery making skills to employees of an art-based, socially conscious business called Papillion Enterprises.
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