I was adopted as a baby from Vietnam and brought to the flatlands of Lubbock Texas. I grew up as a classically trained ballet dancer and then moved to New York City after receiving my BFA in Dance from the University of Texas at Austin. While in New York City, I discovered that pottery was truly a way to express myself and ecompass my artistic endeavors. After 16 years of classical ballet training I decided to retire my point shoes and get my hands dirty in clay. I worked for over a decade as the lead thrower at Sunset Canyon Pottery in Dripping Springs, TX and am now working as a full time studio potter in San Marcos, TX. My studio is near the Eye of the Dog Art Center, I am fortunate to be so close to a thriving and fun community of potters. I am a maker of fancy porcelain pottery. My work is highly decorative with different layers of surface slip designs. Each pot is carefully and precisely executed with a mindful meditative approach to the overall design and decoration. I purposely want my pottery to feel tactile soothing and visually exciting. I would like people to have a sense of wonderment and excitement each time they use my pottery…I know I still do each time I create one.