I started working in clay in 2000 with Bernie Felch at the Center for Creative Arts in Yorklyn, DE. In July of 2003 I moved to Troy, continuing with classes at the Arts Center of the Capital District primarily with Colleen O’Sullivan. Within a year I was an assisting Colleen and recycling clay for the Arts Center. Soon after that I got a studio above North East Ceramic Supply in their previous building. Partly from what I look like after throwing and partly from fire tending for sweat lodges at Spirit Hollow, I sign my pottery “Plays in the Mud”. As a member of the Empty Bowls Committee I’ve handled donations from supporting organizations and currently organize the volunteers. And now I continue my journey in clay with MonroeClay Works.
” I began working with clay when I was around 18 during my time taking classes at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, FL. I took a couple hand building classes taught by Matthew Shaffer, and fell completely in love with clay and how easy sculpting came to me. Sculpting animals are what I have found to be the most enjoyable. In 2014, I moved to Troy, NY with my boyfriend to pursue our schooling at a University. I then found out about Monroe ClayWorks! Thanks to Barbara and Dennis, I am now their studio assistant, and have finally been about to dabble in pottery making. It’s challenging, but so rewarding. ”