I was first introduced to the art during my senior year of high school when I was living in Alaska. During my transitional time I missed the feeling of clay between my fingers. So, after I moved to Bellingham, I quickly sought out a way to learn more about pottery and was able to find a mentor to help guide me. I worked under Isaac Howard for a year and half. Within that time, he not only taught me how to use a pottery wheel but prompted me to think analytically of my work. Now on my own, my studio has changed locations a handful of times. I’ve worked on a porch, in a friend’s garage and currently, my basement. At times it’s challenging to figure out how and where I can fire my work without my own kiln, but within this supportive ceramic community I am usually able to find a way. Between school and work it can be difficult to set aside the time I would like to create work, but when I do make the time to be in my studio it’s always a refreshing feeling and brings my heart joy.