As a child growing up in Gales Ferry, Connecticut, in the woods and near the sea, I found a rich visual environment that continues to provoke me while creating with clay. I walked and wandered, picking up pieces of the earth. I marveled at the colors, textures, and forms of stones, shells, sticks, hives, plants, nests, fish, bugs, and birds. Since those days, I still pick up these small treasures as a pedestrian in the fast pace place this world can be. I weave them into my ceramic sculptures, interested in the dialogue that emerges from this union.
After departing from Connecticut, I moved to Farmington, Maine to study. In 1992, I graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Elementary Education, and a minor in Visual and Performing Arts. From there, I moved to Denver, Colorado and began studying ceramics at Arapahoe Community College. Later, I transferred to Metropolitan State College of Denver. I received a degree in Fine Arts, Ceramics, in May 2000.
After graduation, I began teaching ceramics in a variety of environments such as public schools, after-school programs, and art centers. I’ve shown my work on and off in Denver galleries through the past years. Currently, I am interested in carrying my most recent artwork from its private, personal space into public view.