Other people joke about the level of twee in Oregon- but I found my home here. I work out of a studio in my backyard, a kiln in my driveway, both of which look out over a bigger vegetable garden than I deserve in Portland proper. I entertain frequently here, cook incessantly, and clean up after my dog.
I began studying ceramics in high school- through the luck of the universe I enjoyed the kind of ceramics teacher they make movies about. MC Richards once taught a seminar at my public high school.
I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in Ceramics in 1998 and promptly stopped working with clay. For 20 years I’ve worked as a strategist in various sizes of organizations while maintaining a studio somewhere nearby.
I’ve been lucky enough to design a continuing education through seminars and workshops all over the world.