Biography

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.

2016 winter wood firing at Penland School of Crafts

2016 winter wood firing at Penland School of Crafts