My work is inspired by the inseparable relationship between time and place, form and surface.
When I work with clay I aim to convey a narration of time and place. I work in an intentionally straightforward manner, choosing the clay and combination of processes for the marks that will be left on the vessel. The processes of making are recorded on the surface of the object and begin to reveal the qualities of the material and tell a visual story.
I am originally from Louisville Kentucky, and where I first started working in clay. While studying ceramics at the University of Louisville, Utah State University, and travelling abroad in China and Australia, I was able to focus my research and work with a wide range of raw materials and clay bodies. The surfaces I am most drawn to and inspire my current line of work are achieved by reduction cooling with a wood kiln. The majority of my wares are unglazed, letting the clay play a large role in the finished wood fired surfaces.
I now live and work in my home studio in Manassas Virginia. I fire my kiln about four times a year, and am still regularly testing new materials and forms.