I began taking pottery classes at The Edina Art Center at the age of five. I quickly fell in love with the responsiveness of clay and was hooked a couple of years later when I tried throwing on the wheel for the first time. Something about it just keeps bringing me back and after leaving each class I remember hardly being able to wait for the next one! I began taking adult classes at The Edina Art Center when I was eleven. Being challenged in this way really helped me to grow as a person and to develop my skills in clay. I was given the opportunity to work as an Intern in the ceramics studio which was one of the most valuable experiences of my life. I was truly immersed in clay. Through this job I learned about mixing and recycling clay, mixing slips and glazes as well as firing kilns. I learned so much from this experience that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
I started selling my work at the youth section of the Uptown Art Fair, but in 2015 I really started to participate in art fairs, sales and shows. I am currently a freshman at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. I feel truly blessed to be apart of this incredible ceramics community and to be working with two very talented potters, Samuel Johnson and Joe Singewald.
My work for the past few years has been primarily Salt/Soda Fired. In addition, I quite often fire my work in a Wood or Gas Reduction kiln. All of my work is wheel thrown on a Leach Treadle Wheel and is made for daily use. I strive for a high level of craftsmanship and to create pots that are aesthetically beautiful. My goal is to make pieces that create a conversation with the user and truly enhance daily life.