Born and raised in Juneau, Alaska, I am a lover of beach walks, dog walks, forest walks, hikes and runs and frolics through the mountains and beaches and muskegs that surround my home town. Knot enthusiast and nick-knack connoisseur. My love of solitude and reflection stems from my upbringing in a small town on the edge of an untouched wilderness. I am my truest self on a cold, quiet beach.
I took my first ceramics class in 2012 as a general education requirement for my biology degree. I continued on in the sciences, eventually receiving a general science degree in 2014, but my interest in clay persisted. During my last year in college, most of my days were spent in the studio, going to my other classes covered in clay. I worked in the studio at the University of Alaska Anchorage until 2016, learning as much as I could from Steven Godfrey and Alanna DeRocchi, working on group collaborative shows with my classmates, and trying to refine my skills and my message.
In the fall of 2016, I moved to Missoula, MT to do a year long post-baccalaureate program at the University of Montana. Upon completion of this program, I decided to stay in Missoula. I’m currently making work in my basement studio and utilizing the Clay Studio of Missoula for firing my work.