About my work
I create vessels intended for daily use. This subtle interaction with our most intimate parts—lips, tongue, fingertips—through eating, drinking and cooking provides a many layered canvas of inspiration. The plastic quality of clay invites this touch and facilitates the construction of my work.
Building quickly and instinctively, I combine wheel thrown and hand-built elements in the search for a particular gesture and form. Each step in the process of throwing, glazing and firing leave concrete marks revealing the history of the piece and the body that created it.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Honorable Mention. CraftHouston: Texas. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.
Purchase Award. International Orton Cone Box Show - Baker University, Baldwin City, KS.
Award Winner - Container/Containment. National Society of Arts and Letters. Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL.
2005 - 2008
Instructor - Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX.
1997 - 2010
Adjunct Professor - Houston Community College, Houston, TX.
Instructor, Parkland College, Champaign, IL.
1992 & 1993
Studio Assistant, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Gatlinburg, TN.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Miami University (Oxford, OH)
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts