I am a potter and social artist inspired by people – our food, traditions, and place. My goal is to have my work serve a purpose beyond its utilitarian function by designing it for who and how it will be used. My aesthetic is inspired by the two and a half years I lived in Guatemala and evolves with the people I meet and places I go. I currently live in rural New Mexico making, writing, teaching, collaborating, and always learning.

VIDA Collection

I've taken my surface designs to textiles! Browse or purchase scarves, pillows, blouses, purses, and more.

Happening Now: Project Canary

The extreme and misguided decisions politicians make have real life repercussions. As our leaders send legislation such as bathroom bills, twenty week abortion bans and more into action, people’s lives are impacted. They claim to be protecting people, but often the stories of those whose lives are negatively impacted by these policies don’t have the privilege of telling their story. Project Canary honors the experience above the rhetoric by connecting people to each other through their individual untold stories.

Collaboration with Nicole Gugliotti.
In conjunction with the Socially Engaged Craft Collective and National Clay Week.

Participate by:
1. Share your story
2. Create objects
3. Organize a community work day

New Release! Demonstration DVD produced by Ceramic Arts Daily

I demonstrate how to pattern slabs of clay and dart them to create unique forms.
Run time: 2 hours 20 minutes. Watch Excerpted clip.

Buy your copy!


Select work is available for purchase on Etsy. I'm also available for commissions.  Contact me with questions and to learn more.

News and Upcoming Events

The Potters Cast Interview
I'm honored to be interviewed on The Potters Cast, episode 357. Listen now!

NCECA Pre-Conference at Union Project

  • Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30pm - Weaving Dialogues
  • Wednesday, March 14 - Project Canary

NCECA Panel Ceramics for Social Change

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • 12:30-2:00pm
  • Room 301-303

Penland School of Crafts
Handbuilding Pottery: Form and Surface

co-taught by Gail Kendall