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.

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

Cup: Intimate Object XII

  • October 1-November 4, 2016
  • Charlie Cummings Gallery

UNL Ceramics Alumni Exhibition

  • October 7-21, 2016
  • First Friday reception October 17, 5-7pm
  • in conjunction with Present Tense
  • Eisentrager Howard Gallery
    120 Richards Hall
    Lincoln, NE 68588

Denison University Visiting Artist

  • September 26-October 25, 2016
  • Find me working in the Newark Art Space 21 W Church Street, Newark, OH
  • Collaborating with Jeni Hansen Gard

McHenry County College Workshop

  • October 28-29, 2016
  • Put on by the Clayworkers’ Guild of Illinois and MCC Clay Club