Currently, I am the assistant professor of ceramics at Western Kentucky University. I earned my MFA from Utah State University in Logan Utah, MA from the University of Louisville in Louisville Kentucky, and my BA at Transylvania University in Lexington Kentucky. I have had the fortune to be a resident artist at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg and in Australia at Strathnairn Arts Association. I have lectured and exhibited nationally and internationally and am continually inspired by the craft community.
I am intrigued by the slow and natural changes that are constantly yet imperceptibly altering our daily environments; how the seemingly permanent is being perpetually altered through weathering. I find inspiration in commonplace items within my surroundings. My current work is punctuated by the concept of the inseparable relationship form and surface develops though subtle and progressive erosion of time.
It is my intention to utilize a reduction cooled wood fueled kiln to highlight form and surface variations, and reference slow and continuous change.