From a young age I knew I would somehow make my living as an artist and make art my life. As I explored different mediums, I quickly began to fall in love with pottery because of the vast techniques and styles that could be explored. I continued my studies at Utah State University in Logan, Utah and graduated in 2002 with a BFA in Art Education with an emphasis in ceramics. Since that time I have been building up my pottery business.
All the items I make are considered functional and are intended to be used around the house and in the kitchen. I enjoy making functional items because they present a special challenge to make the piece as useful as possible while still maintaining an artistic touch. The majority of items are made on the potters wheel while others are made using various hand building techniques. The items are then decorated with specially formulated glazes so as to enhance the surface of the pottery and give each piece an artistic touch. Following the glazing process, the items are then fired to 2232 degrees. Since the pottery is fired to stoneware temperatures they are suitable for everyday use including in the oven, microwave, and dishwasher. Many of my pots are made to help you smile and enjoy life a little more.
Pottery has become such a large part of my life. I can’t imagine living life without out it. As the years pass my pottery has evolved to paths and heights that I never thought was possible just 13 short years ago when I made my first lopsided pot.
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