''My pieces are hand-built using thin slabs to construct walls that wrap around slump-molded bases. As I build, I try to leave clues as to how my pieces have been constructed, such as seams and other marks that result from my hands and tools touching the clay. Similarly, I design and glaze my pieces with the understanding that the kiln will often transform my perfecting tendencies into happy accidents that can’t always be reproduced. Many times it is this unforeseeable outcome that fuels my desire to create.''
MFA University of Washington, 1998
BFA University of Minneapolis, 1995
Resident, Archie Bray Foundation, 1998-2000