I enjoyed my ceramics classes growing up in Los Angeles, though they were few and far between at the public schools I attended. It wasn’t until college that I truly discovered clay and its connections to all the other arts and academic subjects – it had the potential to nurture both my creative and intellectual sides, and I was quickly hooked. I regularly spent ten or more hours at a time in the studio at SUNY Cortland, where my professor designed the undergrad program to include all parts of the creation process: from mixing clay and glazes to firing the finished products, and even selling work. After completing my BFA in ceramics I built a studio at home, and was fortunate enough to acquire all the equipment and space I had ever wanted while I was at school. It wasn’t until I was out on my own, though, that I realized I was missing the most vital piece of the studio I had been so familiar with: the community. Now, while still producing functional pottery and sculpture, my goal is to build that community back into my environment – to fuel the passion, inspiration, and healing that working with clay has brought to me by sharing it with others who have the interest.
Studio Location Specifics:
Our house is towards the end of Asbury Rd near West Dryden Rd in Freeville. When entering Asbury from West Dryden we’re the 3rd house on the right. The studio is in the garage at the end of the driveway.