My work in ceramics revolves primarily around my love of stories and rural community. My roots in eastern Kentucky and the North Carolina agricultural landscape that I currently live in inspire my work.
All of my life I have loved making things with my hands. I love the process of choosing and assembling materials, getting physical with the process.
Serving food in handmade objects connects us to family and our personal history. All of it handmade and useful, sometimes humble, but deeply beautiful and real. I want my pots to honor that—the spirit of those who preceded us.
Currently, I am the Executive Director and Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Greenville Museum of Art. Before becoming a Museum Director, I have worked as an art teacher, rare book appraiser and apprenticed for a potter.