MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
I am originally from Texas, but it was through opportunity to travel internationally that I developed an interest in ceramics. My interest began while living in Valencia, Spain during my teenage years, and continued while I traveled in both Europe and South America for my work as an adult. It wasn't until I had the opportunity to stay at home with my two children in 2006, that I began my journey in ceramics at the Art House in McKinney, TX under the direction of Sona Knox. From the very first time I sat at the pottery wheel, I felt like I had found my calling. Making pots was very therapeutic, and I was excited about each and every funny looking piece.
In 2007, we moved our family to Charleston, SC where I continued my studies at Cone 10 Studios. While under Betsey Carter's instruction, I learned to work with porcelain, and refined my throwing style. In addition to porcelain, I also learned to work with glazes fired in a gas reduction kiln at an approximate temperature of 2345 degrees, referred to as cone 10. This high temperature firing process combined with a reduction atmosphere creates movement and variation in the glazes, giving depth to each piece.
Several moves later has brought us full circle back to the DFW area. Each place I lived, I thought it was the end of my career in ceramics, but instead, I grew more and more as a potter. I think it is safe to say this is a life long passion.
Three years ago, I transitioned from selling my work at art shows, to teaching from my home studio. The idea was to test and see if there was a market for pottery classes and whether it was a good fit for me. The answer to both questions was yes, and yes! Not only is there a great demand for this locally, I have discovered that I love teaching pottery to both new and experienced potters. I can't wait to see what this next chapter holds.