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.