I took my first pottery class at the Eagan Art House in 2005 and immediately fell in love with clay. I practiced constantly and sought out new classes taught by a variety of experienced potters. Every new teacher had a fresh approach and a unique way of articulating skill development.
I enjoy exploring a variety of techniques just as I enjoy the experience of working with different potters. The diversity in my style stems from a genuine love of learning new skills. Clay play is at the heart of defining my voice in clay. Clay play also fuels my enthusiasm for teaching. I am always fascinated by helping students create what the brain and soul can imagine. Often, students’ curiosity has inspired whole collections of my own work.
I teach and create my own work because I love creating every day things that are beautiful and unusual. I want my pieces to invite people to examine in further detail. I am motivated to create artistic living for others as I derive so much joy from living with my own handmade art.