Working in my studio at Red Lodge Clay Center, 2016

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.