My first memory of working with clay was when I was 11 yrs old and visiting my sister at college. She worked in the ceramic studio, making cups and bowls for the school gift shop. Walking into that huge space, looking at the rows of wheels, smelling the clay, I was immediately entranced. She helped me throw a few small bowls, which my parents still have today.
I have always been a very tactile person, and have been drawn to different careers that utilize my hands such as baking and massage therapy. I rediscovered my passion for working with clay about 7 years ago when I started working as a studio assistant for Mangum Pottery. After 5 years of working and studying with them, I launched my own ceramics business.
These days I live and work in the beautiful mountains of Madison Co. NC with my husband Jason, our dog Porter, and cat Miso.
Each piece is crafted with the intent of being used as everyday wares while maintaining an elegant aesthetic. I seek to blend artistry and functionality together in my work.
All of my pottery is made with stoneware clay, fired in oxidation, and glazed with food-safe glazes.