My fascination of transforming a lump clay into a recognizable form began at an early age during a career day demonstration in elementary school. In the years to come, I enrolled in city run classes whenever possible. It was when we moved to Yellowknife and I joined the Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts that I was able to play with clay on a regular basis.
Growing up in BC and now living in the North, it is hard not to be inspired by nature. My love of everyday handmade items relates to my functional work. I work mainly on the wheel, incorporating wheel thrown and hand-building techniques to create one-of-a-kind mirrors and decorative pieces. I love the feeling of carving into leather hard clay, providing a place for glaze to pool and combining underglaze with cone six glazes, allowing me to develop unique textures and finishes. Clay is organic and endless, which is why I love it. I'm honoured when I hear I've made someone’s favourite mug.
My art is always evolving and important to my development as an artist. Having a studio at home gives me the freedom to work for a few minutes to a several hours. Now if only I could find the time to make everything in my imagination.