"As a college junior, I enrolled in an elective pottery class and it changed the trajectory of my life. A decade later, my hands are covered in clay almost every day.
My approach considers ritual and tradition. As a maker of functional forms, I am inspired by the idea that pottery becomes part of habit - a favorite mug that is essential to a morning routine or a serving bowl that holds a treasured dish at family gatherings.
Time spent working with clay is mental nourishment for me, and the forms I create are intended to add an aesthetic depth to the physical nourishment others get from food and drink.
I focus on the production of balanced forms, while experimenting with various surface treatments that conjure emotions or memories. Textures, colors and prints enhance the structural aspects of each piece. I am aware of and driven by the knowledge that the feel of a bowl, cup or mug is deeply personal; what feels imperfect to one will invoke a seamless connection in another.
With rare exceptions, my work is food safe, dishwasher safe and microwave safe. My work has been featured in shops, galleries and events throughout New England.
I am a Massachusetts native, living, working and making in northern Vermont. I graduated from Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont, 2008 with a BA in English Literature and with an Art minor. I am the Studio Manager and an instructor of pottery and screenprinting classes at the Burlington City Art Clay and Print Studio, a community art space in Burlington, Vermont. I am an avid snowboarder, skateboarder, and a lover of good food and drink."