MFA, Fine Art, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

BA, Art, Stephens College, Columbia, MO

Horiuchi Ceramic Studio, Osaka, Japan

​​Artist Statement

examine notions about identity as we age.  How much of a person’s identity is self-constructed and how much is socially created?  With a focus on empathy as a means of communication, I make objects that investigate human relationships, parenthood, sexuality, and aging.

While clay is my predominant medium, I often use fabric soaked in porcelain slip, fusing glass, and found objects to complete my work.  I consider how we transform as we grow and change, and my work is based on a blend of my observations and personal experiences.


Where I Teach:

Lecturer, San Francisco State University, School of Art, San Francisco, CA, Spring 2018-present

Courses taught: Introduction to Ceramics, Ceramics on the Wheel

Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer, Santa Clara University, School of Art and Art History, Santa Clara, CA,  Fall 2018

Courses taught: Introductory and Advanced Ceramic Sculpture

Ceramics Instructor, Sharon Art Studio and Randall Museum, San Francisco, CA,  2014-present

Classes taught: Potter's Wheel, Porcelain Jewelry Workshops, Hand-building Workshops, Teen Ceramics