About

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I…
…grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
…graduated from Hampshire College with a BA with a concentration in Social Theory of the Built Environment
…lived in Seattle, Washington, for four years
…moved to Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, in 1999
…bought a home in the Catskills in 2013
…like to snap photos
…have been making pottery since 2001

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I make handmade, ornate, decorative, ceramic objects. My work references the decorative arts, narrative ceramics, Italian majolica, arts & crafts housewares, souvenir plates, graphic arts and woodcut illustration to turn everyday objects into something unusual or special. I enjoy the way that decoration of handmade tableware introduces narrative in the intimacy of lives lived at home. My subject matter include florals, animals and urban landscapes and draw from fables and the imagery of my everyday life.