I create sculptural and functional ceramic objects in a studio in San Francisco, California. I enjoy making multiples and exploring variations of form and surface to create visual and tactile richness. My surfaces often are inspired by archetypal designs, patterns in nature, and things seen under the microscope.
My sculptural work has been inspired by spiritual traditions of different cultures. I am drawn to the spiritual use of physical objects, such as prayer beads, prayer wheels, and milagros — the symbolic charms that people offer to invoke protection, seek assistance with goals and desires, or express gratitude.
I have a Master of Fine Arts in Applied Craft and Design from Oregon College of Art and Craft & Pacific Northwest College of Art.