''The home is sincere because it is an environment where we can be ourselves. It is the place where how we live is a reflection of who we are. We create domestic values through the objects we choose to collect and how we decorate our surroundings. Functional pottery is important to me as a vehicle for expression because it operates within this landscape. I am interested in integrating my work into people’s lives because of the close proximity between (the) user and object. Through use and display, pots will impart meaning that will change with the user’s relationship with the work. The objects we interact with on a daily basis can conjure experiences in our lives often becoming an article of sentiment.''
MFA - Alfred University, 2008
BFA - Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1997
Resident - The Clay Studio, PA, 2001-2006
Special Instructor - Kansas City Art Institute, MO (Present)