Although I grew up in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, as a child I spent every possible moment in the country exploring the woods and playing in creeks. The earthy tones and minimalism of my functional and sculptural pots reflect the nature that surrounded me as a child. I gravitate towards pots that are casual, quiet and appear to have grown right out of the spot they sit. My aesthetic falls into a minimalist category, less is much more for me. I am drawn to and hope to create pots that have an organic and natural quality to them. These are the pots that pull me in. Their irregularities give these pots a personality not unlike our own physical presence. I juxtapose minimalism, simple clean line designs that are unadorned but have a strong presence with aspects that are loose, organic, and casual.
My stoneware pieces are treadle wheel thrown and then modified with hand built components. Surface treatments are applied slips and glazes, natural ash and/or soda. My work is fired in soda or wood kilns.