​​Artist Statement

I examine notions about the formation of the female self.  How much of a woman’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 female relationships, motherhood, 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 the American female identity is transformed as we grow and change, and my work is based on a blend of my observations and personal experiences. It’s about the “process of becoming”.

 


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



Education:


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

BA, Art, Stephens College, Columbia, MO

Horiuchi Studio, Osaka, Japan

Many Badass Ceramic Artist Friends