b. 1980 USA.
I love Ceramics. I grew up in Northwest Ohio, near Lake Erie. In high school, I began making in clay at Packer Creek Pottery, a majolica production company. Directly following, I was lucky to attend Bowling Green State University for Ceramics receiving my BFA in Three Dimensional Studies in 2002. Moving forward, I completed my MFA in Ceramics and a Secondary in Sculpture at Texas Tech University in 2009.
Upon completion of my MFA, I received a Visiting Assistant Professor position of Ceramics and Sculpture at Texas A&M International University. This pushed me forward as an artist and an educator, and I accepted an Artist-In-Residence at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in 2010-11, and as a Red Lodge Clay Center Resident Artist for 2011-12. This allowed me to co-create a position as the Residency and Communications Coordinator of the Red Lodge Clay Center for 2012-16. During this time and presently, I am active in teaching national workshops, attending national conferences and residencies, as well as showing in national and international exhibitions. Most recently I have been invited to a two-person exhibition at the Missoula Art Museum, exhibition dates are December 2016-May 2017.