I began a lifelong love of ceramics at 9 when I learned to throw from a Japanese potter at Carleton College. I made pots in high school and worked for a potter and went on to study art at Macalester and the University of Minnesota where I earned a BFA.
Directly after college, a move to Chicago led me to Lill Street studios where I began working & teaching pottery as well as at several other institutions, marrying and raising a family along the way.
In 2008, I started participating in shows and art fairs on a full-time basis; eventually moving back to Minnesota in 2012 where I began teaching at the Northern Clay Center. I continue to work full time as a potter selling my work at fairs, studio tours, online and in retail stores and galleries.
My studio is in my grandfather’s old milking parlor on the ancestral farm where I live with my family; surrounded by bees and crops, the trees my grandfather planted and the fertile earth.