I enjoy building and creating things. There are many mediums I've explored including wood, leather, paint and fiber. It would be wonderful to pursue them all, but clay is the medium I've focused on over the years. I began exploring ceramics in 2001 during my career as an Art Director in the publishing industry. I've designed for companies such as American Express Custom Publishing, Town + Country magazine, J.Crew, Travel + Leisure magazine, Food + Wine magazine, Gaiam, and Interweave Press. In 2005, I moved to Boulder, Colorado from New York City to pursue a post baccalaureate in ceramics at the University of Colorado. Since then, I continue working as a designer and exploring in my studio in Boulder.
Even though I’ve been working with clay for over 10 years, it still harkens back to being in kindergarten—playing with circle, square, and triangle blocks. Frederick Froebel’s premise, as the creator of the concept of kindergarten, is that free activity and the impulse to explore is motivated by intellectual curiosity. Having the opportunity to be free to discover and explore this curiosity is truly a gift.
The process of making reveals my capabilities and limitations. When I’m present and working with the clay, my intuition emerges and play begins. I focus on the form, the line, the texture, the weight, the color. Clay, as a medium, allows me to feel untethered and yet fully engaged. Its qualities are forgiving with endless possibilities.