My love of clay started when I was about 8 years old and I visited a pottery near my hometown for a friend’s birthday party. Watching the potter throw on the wheel was mesmerizing and I was hooked. I hope to bring this same sense of excitement to everyone who buys and uses my pottery, and the same joy of creating handmade work to all of my students. Along with studying ceramics at SUNY Potsdam in New York state, my work has been influenced by traveling and learning from potters in Scotland, Italy, and Japan. I use a combination of wheel thrown and hand building techniques to create my ceramic work. Both texture and surface are treatments I particularly enjoy exploring, whether it’s from the use of my collection of traditional Indian wooden textile printing blocks, random found objects, standard clay tools, or simply the gestural marks made by my hands in the clay. Glazes are then chosen to enhance the surface of the work. My Hope is to create work that is accessible, visually appealing, and that can be used and enjoyed every day.