I began working in clay a decade ago and have never looked back. My journey as a ceramics artist began in college and continued with earning my M.F.A. from Kent State University in 2006. In 2008 I established a studio in the Lake Erie Building (aka the Screw Factory) and began selling my wares locally and nationally.
I strive to make well-crafted functional wares for the home and table. I am happiest in the studio and in the kitchen. I grew up surrounded by the ritual of cooking. I always consider how a particular glaze color or pattern affects the presentation of food.
With these two loves in mind, I create work that enhances the joys of cooking and dining.
My decorative techniques include a variety of methods not limited to wax-resist, carving and under glaze paintings. I have created three collections that reflect my love of nature, color and pattern: The Cherry Blossom Collection, The Wintertide Collection and The Summertide Collection. The Cherry Blossom Collection is directly influenced by nature and features a brown blossom pattern accented with aqua and black. The Wintertide and Summertide Collections are intertwined with the use of wax resist patterning. Wintertide focuses on graphic stripes in purple, blue, green and gray tones. Summertide focuses on circular designs in aqua and lime. This summer I began working in porcelain to establish a fourth line to my body of work.
My hope is that my ceramics wares bring happiness and joy to everyday rituals in the home and kitchen.