I am excited and honoured to announce that I am one of Ceramic Monthly’s 2017 Emerging Artists! I have subscribed to the magazine since I was 16 years old, so it is a thrill to be featured in the magazine. I am amongst such great company too! 19 other artists received the award, including my classmate at LSU, Mike Stumbras.
It is an exciting time for me—my thesis exhibition opens in a little over a week, and I will be wrapping up my time in Baton Rouge shortly after. It is now over four years ago that I took a big leap of faith, quit my day job, and flung myself back into a life in clay. It hasn’t always been easy, and there have been many times along the way that I have questioned wether it has been worth it. Now isn’t one of those times! I went to grad school because I wanted to make better work, and because I wanted to find my voice as an artist. Three years later, and I feel proud of the work I make, and excited to share it with the world.
Thank you to all who have supported me in this journey (specifically my parents). I couldn’t have done it without their love and support.
Originally published in May 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly, page 60. http://www.ceramicsmonthly.org . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.