My pottery incorporates the technique of Sgraffito as well as traditional glazing, and reflects my deep interest in ceramic traditions from different parts of the world.
My art training began just before college, when I took a gap year to explore Europe on a bicycle. I spent several months exploring the British Isles before traveling to Italy, where I paused in Florence for six weeks. During this period I wandered the art museums and began sketching the sculpture that peppers the galleries and city plazas. I returned to the United States and, after riding the bike back to Arizona, enrolled as an art student at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
As a BFA student, I focused on printmaking and painting. I did, however, study the designs of Mimbres pottery during long sessions in the vaults at the Arizona State Museum.
I pursued a career in law and business following graduate school in California, but continued to pursue artistic activities as time allowed. I now live and work in Denver, Colorado.
In 2017 I began working in ceramics. I fell in love with both clay as a material and the rich tradition of pottery making across time and around the world. I’ve drawn on my experiences in Arizona to incorporate elements from Native American ceramics – particularly Hohokam and Mimbres pottery – but as I explore different ceramic traditions through research for my blog I find additional sources of inspiration that I incorporate into my personal work.
Through this site I hope to share some of the richness of ceramics produced across time and around the world.
I welcome any of your thoughts and comments. Please contact me via the Contact page or through a comment on my Blog.