My ceramic art style is inspired by the Japanese philosophy, wabi sabi, the acceptance of imperfection and the beauty that comes from it. My free-spirit attitude and originality comes from the willingness to embrace risk as well as the freedom of making what I want while letting the clay decide where to go with my control. As a result, each piece is different and a unique piece of ceramic art.
There is something so special about balancing the minimalism of using simple forms while complementing them with creative glaze designs. I am captivated by the world around me, whether it is a reflection on the glass of a building or the lush green and bright colors in the summer time. I bring these inspirations to my pieces to create simple but unique pieces that reflect the beauty of Asheville.
I have been creating art all of my life, but found my muse in ceramic art and throwing on the wheel. I first fell in love with throwing clay in 2019 while taking a class at a small community studio in Boulder, Colorado. Since moving to Asheville, I was accepted into The Village Potters independent study and mentoring program. There I gathered more skills than I ever thought I needed and was able to hone in my talent and discover my specific and unique style.