I was born and raised in Medina, Ohio, where I first discovered my passion for art through family and community. I began with an interest in drawing and painting, but found a love for clay. In the spring of 2017, I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio. I then moved to Zanesville, Ohio, where I became a resident artist at the Pioneer School of Zanesville (PSZ) Clay Center. I am currently living in Dayton, Ohio teaching middle school and high school ceramics at Stivers School for the Arts, as well as community classes at Rosewood Art Centre.
In a society of mass production, I encourage the users of my pots to slow down in their day to day lives to consider how their meal was produced, and in turn, how it will be served. I’m focused on the evident relationship between food and pottery, and the ritual of a meal, including the preparation, serving, and display. My patterns are derived from plant and food growth specific to the object’s function. The process of making each form with its own unique pattern is essential in my search for individuality, while maintaining unity as a set.