Hello there...Oh Hi.
I am a full time potter living and working in beautiful Hood River, Oregon. I make functional wheel-thrown pottery in my teaching/working studio overlooking the orchards of the Columbia River Gorge and a perfect view of Mount Adams. I live in a log cabin with my love. We play on the mountain when the snow falls and I run in the forest when I’m not too busy working or teaching in the studio.
I have a BFA from Ohio University, where I focused on Art History and any medium of art I could get my hands on. I found, even then, that I was most drawn to the tactile nature of clay. Since, I have been an Environmental Educator, Permaculturalist, Mushroom Farmer, Gardening Coach/Teacher, Alaskan Set Netter, Landscape Designer/Installer, Rafting and Backpacking Guide and last but not least a Potter and Teacher.
In 2010, I met Jeremy Noet of Bluewater Pottery at the Bellingham Farmers Market and soon after, he gained a new family member and I gained a invaluable mentor. I worked in his studio until 2016, when I moved into making pottery full time.
I enjoy creating pots that are whimsical, political, and sometimes flippant with the underlying aesthetic of clean design and simple shapes. I am inspired by the natural world around me, my background in plants and permaculture, and my love of being in community.
I am a lover of questions and growth and have created a classroom and studio space to hold wheel throwing and handbuilding classes that are open to the community and small groups. I find so much joy in opening my doors and providing a safe and comfortable space for others to open themselves and explore what they can create with their own hands using clay.
Thanks for visiting!