Born and raised in the Twin Cities, I got my start in clay while I was a student at Pacific Lutheran University in the early 1990s. I gravitate toward pots with simple forms. Most of my work is high-fired stoneware with designs drawn on the surface with layers of glaze. My decorations also include texture imprinted with stamps that I’ve made myself and designs carved in layers of slip. Recently I’ve challenged myself to see how many pots I can fit into the updraft kiln at the Edina Art Center. I’ve been active in Edina Art Center’s pottery program since 1999. I currently teach pottery classes at Eagan Art House and Edina Art Center. You can see me and my work at several local art fairs each year.