I believe in the discipline of study, thought and skill and apply these beliefs to the art of wood firing. I create functional ware and sculpture through a variety of process techniques. The collaborative process between the kiln, and myself, helps define the meaning of my work. Currently, I am settling into a new house and studio in Paducah Kentucky with my partner Wyatt Severs. Plans are in the works for a new wood kiln on the property.
I earned my BFA from Albion College in 2010, and after graduation I apprenticed with Ken Shenstone, where I learned to fire a variety of wood kilns including Albion Anagama. I held the position of Ceramic Technician at Albion College from 2012-2016 and continued to work at Albion Anagama a Resident Artist and Studio Manger. During my time in Albion, I made multiple trips to Penland School of Craft as a Work Study, Wood Fire Resident Leader and Studio Assistant. I recently earned my MFA from Indiana University in May 2019. While completing my MFA, I taught 3D Design and Ceramics 1. Teaching these courses has a profound effect on my studio practice so much that my thesis research explored the relationship between handcrafted wood fired ceramic forms and digitally designed 3D printed plastic objects.