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I have been making pots for almost twenty years. Some years, I made a lot and some years, hardly any. Between day jobs, at night, on weekends, and during children’s naps, I made pots. A couple of years ago I started dedicating more time and effort to finding my voice in clay and my work reflects that process. It is about the relationships between form, color, balance, tension, texture, and function. My goal is that it is expressive, beautiful, and enjoyable to hold and use!

Education:

BA (Major: English; Minor:Art History), BFA (Studio Art); University of Texas at Austin

Juried Shows and Festivals:

August 2-October 19, 2019. From the Ground Up XXIX: Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition. Las Cruces Museum of Art. Las Cruces, New Mexico.

June 7-July 1, 2019. Cheer! Drink Up! 2019. Celebrating the Clay Drinking Vessel. Commonwheel Artist’s Co-op. 102 Cañon Avenue Manitou Springs, CO.

June 6-July 1, 2019. Working Pots IV: MUGS - Juror: Nick DeVries / James May Gallery Family Exhibition. 213 Steele St. Algoma, WI.

May 4, 2019. Violet Crown Festival. Brentwood Park. Austin, TX.

March 1-March 8, 2019. Sip. A Ceramic Cup Show. Savannah Clay Community.

November 23rd-December 24, 2018. The Blue Genie Art Bazaar. 6100 Airport Blvd. Austin, TX 78752.

June 15th-July 18th, 2018. Cheers! Drink Up! 2018: Celebrating the Clay Drinking Vessel. Commonwheel Artists Co-op. Manitou Springs, Colorado.

May 12th-13th, 19th-20th, 2018. West Austin Studio Tour. Austin, Texas.

May 10, 2018. 6-10pm. Due West. West Austin Studio Tour Kick-Off Party and Exhibition Opening. The Lawn at Seaholm and Austin Central Library.

May 5th, 2018. Violet Crown Festival. Brentwood Park, Austin, Texas.

January 13, 2018. Cups for Y’all Pop-Up Sale @ Asher Gallery, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

October 29, 2017. AIDS Walk Austin. Republic Square Park. Austin, Texas.

Sept. 4th-29th, 2017. Best of Texas Clay. Tarrant County College NE. Hurst, Texas.

May 13th-14th, 20th-21st, 2017. West Austin Studio Tour. Austin, Texas.

Awards:

Best in Show: Working Pots IV: MUGS - Juror: Nick DeVries. James May Gallery. Algoma, WI. June 2019

Affiliations:

Member, Texas Clay Arts Association (TCAA)

Member, Greater Austin Clay Artists (GACA)

Member, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)

Member, International Ceramic Artists Network (ICAN)

Member, Etsy MudTeam