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.

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.

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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

Edible Pop-Up Dinners!!!
GATHERED: a series of pop-up celebrations of food and art
In collaboration with Edible Magazine in honor of Woman in Creativity Month, four female potters from New Mexico will create the dishes that approximately 50 guests will share a meal from. Join Maggie Mae Beyeler, Jen DePaolo, Betsy Williams and me for this amazing celebration! All pieces served on are available for purchase at the event. Local farmers will provide the food, local chefs will prepare it, and local artists will entertain.

  • A Place at the Table

    Tuesday, March 7 | 6:30pm
    Heidi’s Jam Factory, Albuquerque
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  • The Art of Conversation
    Sunday, March 19 | 6:30pm
    Savory Spice Shop, Santa Fe
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New Mexico Potters and Clay Artists Albuquerque Sunport Airport
Find the display in the access tunnel from the parking garage
Now through March 15

Social Objects, NCECA Concurrent Exhibition
C3 Initiative
Opening Reception 5-9pm Thursday, March 23

Potters Council Workshop: Hands On with Birdie Boone and Lauren Karle

Taos Clay Workshop

Workshop with the New Mexico Potters and Clay Artists