About Me

My childhood was spent in the green mountains of Vermont. I had the opportunity to learn how to throw on the potter's wheel when I was in high school and loved it. Since then I have worked to expand my knowledge of the ceramic arts by attending Alfred University and then continuing my education through a variety of workshops and classes. I have enjoyed working in clay studios in Vermont, Hawai'i and now Asheville, NC. When I'm not in the studio, I spend my time hiking the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains with my boyfriend as well dancing in a West African Dance troupe.

 

 

About the Work

I work with porcelain clay for its durability and smooth white surface. These qualities provide an excellent background for mishima, an inlay technique I use to create precise black lines along contours of the pot. I've chosen this style of surface design as a way of highlighting and accentuating the form. For the final glaze firing, I fire in a salt and soda atmospheric kiln. This firing method coats the surface with a clear glaze that has an orange peel texture and beautiful satin sheen. These elements define my work as intentional pots for everyday use.


Surface Designing

Surface Designing

Work in Progress   

Work in Progress