I offically began working with clay in 2012 while earning my BFA from Union University. I started creating narrative work with bright animals telling stories of my childhood and everyday life. After graduating, I moved to be an intern at Baltimore Clayworks and spend a month in Woodstock, NY. After this I moved to Natchez, Mississippi be a resident artist at small studio. During this time my work changed from a direct personal narrative to florals and repeating patterns inspirated by the plants I encounter growing up. Currently I am the ceramic intern at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY where I am making close to a thousands bowls for their annual Chili bowl funraiser.
One of my favorite childhood memories is of wandering into a field of wildflowers and being engulfed in them as I laid down hidden from sight. I seek to recreate this sense of peace and calmness through the surface decoration of my vessels for daily use. Covering my pieces with simple, delicate carving that mince wall paper with the ordered chaos of plants wrapping around the surface. I hope that these vessels provide a quiet mediative place as they are used in everyday rituals. Overall, I want myself and the user to share the intimacy of emotions, while allowing them to attach their own stories to each piece.