Ceramics Monthly September 2018 Cover Artist


I’m so very honoured and humbled to have my work on this month’s cover of Ceramics Monthly. This is one of those career milestones that I’d hoped I might achieve at some far-off date in the future, so to say that I’m stunned is an understatement.

My work is also featured as part of the “Drink Up” contest in the magazine. This work was created during my time as an Artist in Residence at Sonoma Ceramics, in Sonoma California, and the cover image is from my solo show there this past June, titled “Bound”.

Originally published in September 2018 issue of Ceramics Monthly, Cover and page 37. http://www.ceramicsmonthly.org . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.

Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist

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.

Summer Happenings…

This has been my grad school motto thus far...

This has been my grad school motto thus far…

So my first year of Grad School is officially all done, and I learned a few things. Which really is a good thing, seeing as how I’m back in school and all…

First off I learned that updating the blog is just not going to happen while I’m in school. Mostly because I’m really busy and have other priorities. Such as eating and sleeping. But also because things are changing so quickly with me and my work, and I simply need time to digest it all. In the studio one minute I think “Eureka! This is IT. I’m really on to something.” Then the next minute, I want to rip it apart. Literally. So I’m going to try and spare you all from the eclectic “hot-mess” that is my studio life, until I feel a little more at home with it.

However, in the mean-time I wanted to let you know of a few cool things I have coming up this summer:

First up is Watershed!!! I am so very thrilled to be one of four artists invited by Martina Lantin and Joshua Hebbert to the first session of the season at Watershed, from June 7-19. The theme for this session is Collective Making, and I will be joined by fellow invited artists Patrick Coughlin, Bryan Hopkins and Elenor Wilson. I’ve always wanted to go to Watershed, and have heard great things about both Joshua and Martina, so I really can’t wait. And, after a year of feeling pulled in so many different directions (studio, classes, teaching, etc.) it is going to be such a treat to have a full two weeks of pure, unadulterated studio time.  I promise to take lots of pictures and post them here when I’m done.

After Watershed, I’m heading up to the Great White North for a visit home. I’m most looking forward to seeing family and friends again, but I’m also really excited to be giving a workshop in my home town of London, Ontario (we have a Thames River and everything).  This two-day, hands-on workshop which is hosted by the London Potters Guild, will be held at the fantastic new London Clay Arts Centre (LCAC). Through the tenacity and vision of its members, after 13 long years, the LCAC is now housed in a guild-owned and operated, state-of-the-art, 7,000 square foot facility in the heart of London’s Old East Village. It is a beautiful space and a fantastic community, and I’m honoured to be giving a workshop there.

Date: Saturday, June 27 & June 28, 2015
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm both days

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