How did you arrive at the Brookline Arts Center?
I was looking for a small community environment that was focused on teaching and exploring ceramics for all age groups. I stumbled upon the BAC while searching and knew it was a great fit.
Tell us about your background. How did you become interested in art?
I graduated from New Hampshire Institute of Art, majoring in ceramics with a printmaking minor. I was first introduced to ceramics when my mom saw my interest in art at a small art center in Indiana where I grew up. I started working in clay when I was 8 years old and have not stopped since.
What passions do you bring to the BAC community?
My passion for all things ceramics from the actual making process to behind the scenes. I love working with the chemistry of glazes and firing the kilns, as well as maintaining a clean studio.
What was your favorite childhood art project?
My favorite project was at the art center I went to. Our teacher had students all work together to make a large Chinese-style dragon out of clay that swept across the lawn. When we finished it, we let nature take back the clay and watched as the dragon eroded back to dirt.
Who are some of your art heroes?
Even though I work with clay, my art heroes primarily don’t! They include Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Alexander Calder, and Alberto Giacometti.