I am a full time Ceramic Artist working out of my studio located in Hugo, Minnesota. Ceramics is my second career choice. The demanding schedule of a young family narrowed my options for a ceramic education. Because of this, I sought out short-term ceramic education workshops and courses. From 2001-2004, I participated in an independent study with ceramic artist and teacher Ernest Miller working on form, surface decoration, and glazing. Other educational experiences include workshops offered by Ceramic Arts Network-Potters Council, Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists (MNWCA), Northern Clay Center, and The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).
My process begins by throwing porcelain clay on a wheel and altering the shape by carving, paddling, and rasping. The basis for my surface decorations begin with sketching or photographing imagery from nature, my floral gardens, and floral theme fabrics. My surface decorating techniques include slip application, carving, incising, applying underglaze, along with applying Mishima and/or sgraffito to the form. These integrated designs articulate the porcelain form creating areas for glazes to pool which add depth to the imaginary. My color palette is influenced by my floral gardens and nature.
It is my intention to bring everyday elegance to your tabletop and home.