1st Place Winner ~ 3rd Annual Texas Sake Company's Pottery Competition 2013

1st Place Winner ~ 3rd Annual Texas Sake Company's Pottery Competition 2013

 

I am a native central New Yorker from Syracuse and found my way to Austin, Texas by way of a ten-year stopover in Indiana. 

Having been an admirer of pottery since my late teens, I always wanted to learn the craft.  Shortly after moving to Austin in 2004, I took my first pottery class and was instantly addicted.  Working with clay is incredibly relaxing, often challenging, and always gives me a sense of being entirely present in the moment.

Although I do not have any formal education in ceramics, I feel I’ve found my creative niche and my passion for clay thrives as I continue to learn and develop my skills. It is a precious balance to my professional life in the IT Industry.

The type of pottery I produce is primarily wheel thrown stoneware and porcelain. I occasionally dabble in combination hand-built and wheel thrown projects, and I enjoy incorporating reed and bamboo materials into my pieces. I’ve discovered that I have a particular passion for carving my thrown pieces because the process of carving is somewhat meditative.