I started making pottery in 1996, when I took my first ceramics class taught by Richard Akers at Contra Costa College.
From there I went on to U.C. Berkeley, and continued to take a few ceramic courses taught by Richard Shaw, and assistant Sue Whitmore.
I received my B.A. in Art from U.C. Berkeley in the winter of 1998.
In 2002, I decided that it was time to take the plunge and work on my pottery full time.
About the work:
I like to think of my work as “crafty modern” – I make simple, clean forms, with a very handmade touch to it.
On most of my work I will make cutouts into the vessel, my signature design element. I will also carve into the piece using a pencil, or knife tool.
The images I work with are often things that I have been drawn to since I was young: like pebbles, cobblestone pathways, and animals. I am also fascinated with taking that image and paring it down to the simplest form possible.