I am New England born and raised in the northwestern mountains of Massachusetts, more commonly known as "The Berkshires".  I have always been artistic in one form or another and I definitely get that from my mom, who, now age 82, still makes some of her own clothes and is always making quilts, afghans, and misc other things.  I've worked in the property management industry for over 20 years and have lived throughout New England, Albuquerque, New Mexico and now Chicago since late 2008.  

I discovered a fondness for ceramics in my teen years, but only discovered a drive and passion for pottery since moving to Chicago.  I began classwork in pottery in Evanston, IL and then at Lil Street in Chicago.  I'm only one of many potters in the world who loves to work with clay and natural glaze elements to create various forms and pieces.  Each piece I create is unique and never 100 percent identical.  Working with clay is a never ending learning experience and the potter community is a close knit group of people who are both teachers and students to each other.  The more you work with clay and interact with other potters, the more you learn how much more there is to learn!  Its an amazing thing to take a hunk of an earth element and turn it into something decorative or useful.