Born and raised in the Twin Cities, I got my start in clay while I was a student at Pacific Lutheran University, where David Keyes gave me a solid foundation. I still use some of his handouts with my students today. after graduation I returned to Minnesota and discovered that my home state has a strong clay community with many opportunities to keep learning and making pots. I took classes and workshops at a variety of places, but Edina Art Center became my clay home, where I learned so much from my teachers, my students, and my colleagues. I gravitate toward pots with simple forms. Most of my work is functional 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. I currently teach pottery classes at Eagan Art House. You can see me and my work at several local art fairs each year.