My work ranges from abstract to realistic pieces inspired by and meant to empower the female figure. I work primarily in ceramic sculpture and I’m currently working on a series of ceramic work using underglaze and glaze to paint figures inspired by “selfies” taken by friends and collectors of my work. My passion and drive is to understand the connection and effect of my art on the soul of the observer.
In 2020 I introduced Black Lives Matter inspired pieces to promote awareness around issues that began resurfacing.
Along with empowering the female figure, I hand sculpt porcelain earrings with the women empowerment symbol painted on the surface. A percentage of profits from both BLM pottery and women’s rights pottery is donated to several organizations. The display of this ceramic work has become a powerful catalyst for conversation and interaction.
The functional and non-functional ceramic vessels I create are made to connect with the soul. This is done through the tactile touch sense or contact with the beauty of sculptured relief of the human form, texture, design, and color. Some pieces are wheel thrown and others are made by coil building and slab construction. I’ve found myself going back to the basics of what I learned in my first ceramics class at age 15. Hand-building forces me to slow down and plan my next move with the clay.
After 16 years of making pottery, I’ve still never been bored of working with clay. The clay itself can become an inspiration. My vision with my work is that every woman will come to appreciate and love her body. I hope that we move away from an unrealistic media ideal of women’s bodies and move toward embracing the body that we have been blessed with.
Born in San Luis Obispo, CA, I was raised by artistic parents. My father’s work has been a huge inspiration for my own work. I graduated May of 2015 with a B.A. at the University of California, Berkeley. I've shown my work in San Luis Obispo, Oakland, and multiple times at the Worth Ryder Art Gallery at UC Berkeley.
Currently, I'm growing my small ceramic business, offering workshops at different venues up and down the Central Coast and private lessons in my backyard studio.