I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t interested in making, I have a constant drive to create. It stems from a small spark, a seed of an idea grows in my head and works its way through my heart and my hands. Often these ideas serve as a creative funnel, allowing me to process emotions or situations in my life. I received my BFA from Syracuse University and work as a freelance surface pattern designer. I create art for a variety of companies in giftwrap, wallcovering, home goods and more. My love of color & pattern have found a happy home on my ceramic work. This marriage of form and surface is what I find most exciting about working in ceramics. My designs are inspired by my interest in plants and flowers, colors that make me happy, creatures and characters of my own invention, along with patterns and textures to compliment those designs. I hope the viewer gets a sense of my presence in the work and the time and love I pour into each piece.
My work is available locally in several art gallery retail shops:
Black Cat Gallery: 214 Front Street in the historic shopping district of Owego, NY
Artisan Gallery: 223 State Street Binghamton in the Broome County Arts Council's new building in the downtown arts district.
I like to do a few arts festivals every year, check the 'Events' page for details about upcoming shows!