I am a ceramic artist living and working in a rural area west of Boston. I hold a BFA 3D with a concentration in Ceramics from The Massachusetts College of Art and Design. I draw inspiration for my works from my experience and engagement with collections. I work with patterns found in vintage textiles, wallpaper, pottery, books and ephemera from the Victorian through the Mid Century Modern era.
While making each piece I am reminded of the things I love, such as family - eating together, setting a table, collecting table pieces, and traditions. Eating from a plate adorned with flowers reminds us of the beauty right outside our door. Celebrating with loved ones. Using heirloom pieces can create the feeling of being special, and precious. This can evoke strong feelings of nostalgia and longing to be with the ones we love.
My technical study in ceramics allows me to create unique works. I make my pieces by hand on the pottery wheel and configure my much of own glazes and paints. My pottery is painted in the traditional majolica method, but I use mid fire clay for durability and performance. I’m proud of the attention and love I put into everything I make. I hope you love using it as much as I love making it!