I’ve been an artist my entire life, I just didn’t know it. I have always appreciated art and was an Art History major in college. After school, I joined corporate America as a communication consultant and stayed for many years – dabbling in art on the side. After adopting my younger daughter, I decided I needed some “me” time and enrolled in a handbuilding class at Clayworks – my local pottery studio. I was hooked and would sneak to the studio whenever I had the chance, telling my husband my new pottery habit was much cheaper than therapy.
I have continued taking pottery classes at my community studio in Charlotte, NC to develop my skills as well as find my “voice” as a ceramic artist. I left corporate America, went back to school and now work with special needs children as an occupational therapy assistant. I incorporate pottery into my work on a daily basis with my children – building up hand and finger strength through rolling coils and making pinch pots.