I studied painting, drawing, design, clay, sculpture and theory at Baltimore School for the Arts. I followed my nomadic drive and backpacked around the US for a couple of years with my sketchbooks.
I studied clay and Japanese raku with a local art teacher in Eugene Oregon where i mixed glazes in the "brewery room" and was gifted the use of a homemade kiln in the back yard. I was completely mesmerized by the ancient Raku techniques, using the four elements of wind, fire, water and earth to create such beauty.
I am from Baltimore and have since lived in Oregon, Washington state, New York City, Hawaii and now have my home base studio in northern California.