Though I received my formal instruction in drawing and painting, I have always enjoyed ceramics as a vital creative outlet. After completing my thesis and moving cross-country, I fell into the ceramics community almost by accident, and have found a deep-seated passion for clay. While I may not have ended up as an illustrator or painter by trade, my 2-D background expresses itself in the graphic nature of my pots. My goal as a potter is to make work that is fun, functional, and affordable, as well as artistically stimulating. Functional pottery is an intimate part of life, and I’ve found that the pots a person gravitates toward tend to be an expression of their personality. Nothing feels better than seeing a person’s excitement when they discover that particular cup or plate that fits them, like finding a reflection of the soul.