Who I am

Someone who loves to create

Born in Minnesota and raised in Connecticut, I have always had an interest in the arts. Throughout my high school career I was utterly convinced that I wanted to become an illustrator, and I based my college search almost entirely on that fact. Going into Massachusetts College of Art and Design, however, I found my interests shift towards ceramics. I found that, while I still loved to draw, I wanted to make objects you could touch, things that existed beyond the computer screen or framed glass. I simply fell in love with the material, with its function and sculptural possibilities. In May 2017 I earned my degree in 3D Fine Arts: Ceramics, and walked with academic and departmental honors. Since then I spent a year as a studio resident at the University of Montana and am now working out of my own studio space in Deep River CT. I hope to continue exploring the ceramic field in the rest of the country and eventually earn a master’s degree in the field.

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What I do

Keep working

During my time in undergraduate programs I tried my best to take advantage of all the facilities I can get my hands on. In ceramics I have dabbled in wheel-working, mold making and casting, hand building, and a variety of imaging methods. On the technical side I have experience with electric kilns, downdraft gas kilns (Cone 10 reduction, oxidation, and soda firings), glaze mixing, terra sigillata, and studio upkeep/management. Outside of ceramics I have learned wood working, weaving, puppetry, printmaking, and photography. While I do like to experiment with different firing types and temperatures, my current body of work relies mostly on cone 6 oxidation with a glaze trailing decoration. I’ve found that this method produces images that themselves resemble puff paintings, giving them a tactile quality not present with other processes. As I transfer to running my own studio practice I am ready to prove that all my exploration has paid off. After all, to make something great you usually have to make something bad first. Wanna see proof? Check out my work!