I am a potter based in San Francisco, California. I began my study of ceramics in high school and went on to earn a bachelor of Fine Arts at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, continuing my exploration into the vast possibilities of clay. Over the next several years, I continued working with clay as a hobby in San Francisco. Along the way I took a detour to architecture school at the University of Oregon, but ultimately decided it wasn't for me. I have been playing with clay in one form or another for over 15 years.
In the Spring of 2017, I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail with my husband, a journey that was both inspiring and nourishing, and the journey gave me a renewed sense of urgency to create and expand on my ceramics practice.
I work out of a community studio in Russian Hill in San Francisco. The majority of my work is wheel-thrown, each piece is unique and hand-made, requiring multiple steps (throwing, trimming, firing, glazing, and firing again) to become a real object. My pots are inspired by the landscapes and botany of the western United States and a minimalist aesthetic. I am interested in simple, organic forms and a natural palette.