My studio is in Hendersonville, North Carolina.  I am originally from Michigan and received my BFA in Fine Art from Michigan State University in 2002.   After college, I spent 2 years in Savannah Georgia as my husband finished off his masters program at SCAD.  I started selling my pottery there.  Driving back and forth, we both fell in love with Western North Carolina and discovered its wonderful craft community.  Shortly after our permanent move in 2004, I was accepted into the Southern Highlands Craft Guild.  

Over the years I have traveled to art festivals all along the east coast. My art show tent is happily semi-retired and I have focused primarily on gallery sales.  Its more fun to be at home with my family and in my studio full time.  I am inspired daily by the nature surrounding my backyard studio.  From the House Wrens that move in every spring, to the dragonflies that visit my garden, I am forever looking to nature for my next design idea.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

I love making the objects that people use during their daily rituals.  The favorite coffee cup that starts the day, the serving bowl that completes a family gathering, the teapot that brings drama and humor to a collection.  Pottery is meant to be used and touched for both the most humble activity as well as the most important.  Each piece is from my hand to yours, as a tactile reminder to appreciate the moment and those you share it with.