My greatest inspiration is the natural world. As a life long student of nature both in and out of the classroom, I have been fascinated by the raw beauty of the natural world. I am drawn to tones found near the earth, red sands, stony beaches, and mossy mountains. Exploring soft curves and undulating patterns give me ample space to play with a variety of silhouettes. Within my silhouettes you may see the suggestion of figures, rocks, trees, or fungi. The process of building my pieces brings me to a place of creative flow and deep joy. It is this flow and joy along with my adoration of nature that I hope to evoke in the work I make.
If I'm not working with clay in the studio I'm getting my hands dirty in the garden, taking long walks, or reading about mystics and myths. All of my work is lovingly made in Clay County, Missouri.
APORTA — Missoula, MT
WILDERHOUSE -- Chicago, IL
Tribute -- Chicago, IL
Sojourn -- Sawyer, MI
ALMA Mercantile — Pittsburgh, PA
EA/ST co. -- Austin, TX
TAKARA -- Port Townsend, WA
Nelson Atkins Museum Store -- Kansas City, MO
GardenHouse Cafe -- Kansas City, KS
East Coast General — Byron Bay, Australia