I was born in Topeka Kansas and grew up not far from Kansas City in a small town called Gardner. It is there that I began my work as a potter. A scheduling conflict in high school landed me in a ceramics class where a knack for form, a belief I could do anything, and a willingness to fail repeatedly were all I needed to excel with clay. Several years after graduating high school in 1984, I came to a point where I had no idea what to do with my future; I decided to take a ceramics class at the local community college.
I have been making pots professionally for over twenty tears. My focus is now more on the sculptural vessel, exhibiting in galleries and teaching workshops with the occasional art fair. Working in the studio right now is thrilling as well as somewhat tenuous. Armed with my knack for form, my belief I can do anything, and my willingness to fail repeatedly, I still have faith things will turn out fine.