As a functional and contemporary pottery maker, I explore how to plan, design, make and market my work. Sometimes the wait between making and bisque firing to glaze firing presents an anticipatory wait that fuels additional and alternative ideas.
A native of western Pennsylvania, the immediate convergence of my work translates from my exploration of the earthen colors of hills and streams of my childhood, my professional career in the woodlands across the United States and internationally, and my relaxed inshore and deep water experience of the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina.
I have been making ceramics fulltime since 2010 and have taught as a ceramics college adjunct instructor as well as teaching in the studio. My work can be found at galleries and retail outlets across the Eastern United States. My work is featured and sold in OUR STATE, a North Carolina based magazine with a circulation of more than 1.1 million people. Commissions include the US Marine Corp, the USS New York, local restaurants and hotels, Carteret General Hospital, and nationally branded businesses.
Color, shape, form, and compositional complexity are built and broken down so that I can present a truer version of my interpretative work. Sometimes they merge. Sometimes they stand alone. Either way, it's the visual and emotional impact that collides.
A native of Lititz, Pennsylvania, the inspiration for these works translates from my country color of fields and rolling farmlands of Amish country,my urban and contemporary professional life in Columbus, Ohio, and my relaxed and beach color-infused approach to life now lived in the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina. A self taught artist and occasional sculptor, I have spent the last nine years exploring compositional theory, art history, and color and design.
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