I first discovered ceramics in 2005, new to both the art world and Los Angeles. I went on to study art at a local community college and later at CSU Long Beach. I gained a BA in Studio Arts with a specialization in ceramics. Discovering The Pottery Studio about a year after graduating, I signed up for a membership and became a part of an amazing lively ceramics community.
Like many, I fell for ceramics in a college pottery class, but felt that I was barely able to experience the vastness of the medium after just one class. Since then, for almost ten years, I have studied ceramics in both formal and community classes, working on technical skills, mostly wheelthrowing. I am currently interested in making pieces that are functional for plants and cut flowers, pairing ceramic forms with botanical elements.
I enjoy teaching ceramics as a way of sharing the generosity and understanding extended to me by many wonderful pottery teachers, and helping each student further their personal goals in ceramics.
All my life, I’ve enjoyed making art. I started throwing clay on the wheel in high school and fell in love with the material. Later, I received an MFA from the U of I Champaign/Urbana with a specialty in ceramics.
As a newcomer to LA, I was drawn in by the good vibes at The Pottery Studio in Atwater Village. What a great place with amazing people.