My work explores high temperature atmospheric firing techniques including wood, salt and soda. I am always trying to find the balance between control and serendipitous effects across the surface of my forms. I began working with clay as an undergraduate at Albion College and was hooked. After getting my BFA in 2010 from Albion College I apprenticed with Ken Shenstone at his wood fire ceramic studio, which is home to Albion Anagama. I held the position of Ceramic Technician at Albion College from 2012-2016 and continued to work at Albion Anagama as the Resident Artist and Studio Manager.
Currently, I am pursuing my MFA degree at Indiana University. My portfolio includes functional ware, slip cast forms and slab and coil sculptures. Although I am not completely sure where my work is going to lead me, I am continuing to push my knowledge and understanding of the high fire reductive surface.