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As an artist, potter and designer I am deeply interested in textile pattern, Victorian etiquette, architectural tracery, and the history of the table. I began my ceramics investigation in high school and continued into college, completing a BFA in Art & Design from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. For two remarkable summers I immersed myself in the artist community at Anderson Ranch Art Center as a summer intern, filling my ceramic toolbox with techniques and tools. Finally after two years as an artist-in-residence at Ashland University, I arrived at The Ohio State University where I completed my MFA in ceramic art. I was blessed with the opportunity to follow my thesis research to England, where I visited the Wedgwood Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Brighton Palace. Some influences over the past years have been the softness of tufted Victorian sitting room chairs, and the architectural motifs and quatrefoils of European Gothic cathedrals. Following graduate school I spent one year as an Artist-in-Resident at Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York. Currently I am an adjunct ceramics professor at Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio and Bowling Green State University. Working strictly with porcelain clay, the work is thrown, trimmed, altered and decorated, then fired to cone six in an electric oxidation atmosphere. I am still continuing to push my ideas and am excited to incorporate new research into my studio practice!