I have been making pottery full time since 2004. Prior to that I completed two years of work and study with potter Robert Briscoe in Harris, MN. It was not a traditional apprenticeship, I didn't work on any of Bob's pots and he didn't pay me with money. I had a space to work and in return I helped Bob with studio tasks. The benefits far outweighed the responsibilities.
Originally from Bigfork, MN, I am a graduate of Bemidji State University. I maintain a studio in St. Paul's South Como neighborhood and regularly participate in art festivals across the country including the Sun Valley Arts and Crafts Festival in Idaho and the annual Minnesota Potters of the Upper St. Croix Valley Tour. My work is represented in collections of the Weisman Art Museum, Anoka Ramsey Community College and in the Margaret Harlow Collection at Bemidji State. I have been featured in the recent documentary film Minnesota Potters: Sharing the Fire and the "Crossroads" episode of the Craft in America series on PBS. I strive to make useful art, that can make daily life more interesting and fun.