Artist Statement

I am a functional potter, working in my home studio, making pots intended to celebrate everyday life. My clay journey began twenty years ago with the gift of a pottery class. I learned my craft from Richmond’s best ceramic artists and studied at Richmond Pottery, John Tyler, and The Visual Arts Center. I am inspired by nature and still life paintings.

My work is simple and straightforward, focusing on its future use and letting what it contains shine through. My pots aren’t complete until they contain something: fresh flowers, acorns or shells collected from a nature walk, or brimming with fresh fruit. Containment connects maker to user, in real time and place, and fosters community. I am passionate about making pots people choose to use, hopefully, everyday.