Artist Statement:
As a ceramicist, I get to experience the thrill of Christmas morning every week. For when the glaze kiln doors open, I finally come face-to-face with the pieces I have been nurturing along on this wondrous journey of forming static clumps of earth into distinct forms and shapes. I employ the hard and soft slab method of hand building when creating my pieces. Whether draping over a mold or building free-form, the slab method allows me to fashion the clay in a more organic way. I strive for asymmetry while revealing the beauty in imperfection. The clay I use is primarily stoneware, and the textures found in my work are from my own handmade stamps, or interesting found objects. These textures manipulate the effect of the glazes. For me, the glazing process is the most magical step of working with clay. I often layer 2 or 3 different glazes on top of each other to achieve swirling movement of colors. I continue to explore new shapes and glazing combinations to imbue each piece with its own unique personality. Whether used for display or in a functional manner, it is an incredible privilege for my work to become part of people’s everyday lives.

Group Exhibitions:
2014 Highway 2, Towns Burr Gallery, Burbank, CA
2014 Pasadena Art Walk, Pasadena, CA
2014 Rotary Club Mother's Day Show, Studio City, CA
2013 Holiday Boutique of Women Artisans, Women's City Club of Pasadena, CA
2013 LA Art Core Gallery Holiday Show, Los Angeles, CA
2013 8th Annual Pasadena Art Walk, Pasadena, CA
2013 Ceramic Biennial 2013 with American Ceramic Society of Southern California, American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), Pomona, CA
2013 Pasadena Society of Artists 88th Annual Juried Exhibition,dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA
2013 Museums of the Arroyo Event, Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena, CA
2013 Angeles Crest Art Guild Spring Show 2013, Modest Fly Gallery, Tujunga, CA
2013 The Spirit of Place: Memorable Interior Spaces, Galeria Gitano, San Fernando, CA
2013 Pasadena Society of Artists New Members of 2012 Exhibit, Towns Burr Gallery, Burbank, CA
2012 American Society of Ceramic Artists President's Show, Burbank Creative Arts Center, Burbank, CA
2012 Towns Burr Gallery, Burbank, CA
2011 Towns Burr Gallery, Burbank, CA
2011 Karen Cope Studios, Glendale, CA
2011 Descanso Gardens Van de Kamp Hall, La Canada, CA
2010 Angeles Crest Art Guild, Towns Burr Gallery, Burbank, CA
2009 Angeles Crest Art Guild, McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, CA.
2008 American Society of Ceramic Artists President's Show, Burbank Creative Arts Center, Burbank, CA
2008 Descanso Gardens Carriage House Gallery Juried show
2007 President's Show, AMOCA, Pomona, CA
2007 Sierra Madre Art Fair, Sierra Madre, CA
2004- 2013 La Canada Community Center Winter and Spring Sales
2003 Higley's Coffee Shop, La Canada, CA

Affiliations:
Southern California American Ceramic Society
Angeles Crest Art Guild, founding member
Pasadena Society of Artists

Collections: Private collections

Education:
Bachelor of Music degree, Mount St. Mary's