My passion for clay developed during my time as a student when taking my first life modeling class and while earning my bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture at the College of Design at North Carolina State University. For over 18 years I have been expressing myself through clay. My forms are heavily influenced by texture and pattern. I begin with a slab or coil of clay, then twist or tear or pinch and a unique form emerges. While shaping each creation I feel the connection between the clay and the subject, thus allowing each piece to have its own individual voice.