About

I am a storyteller. I craft sculptural narratives from clay, found objects and raw materials gleaned from nature. My stories are built around distant memories, rituals and dreams from my childhood in the Yakima Valley. Recent and ongoing observations and experiences also inform my work. The human figure piques my curiosity and capturing it provides endless challenge. Animal/human hybrids are my latest fascination as they allude to the dual nature/spirit of all human beings. My art communicates emotion and seeks to evoke a time and space that is both ancient and contemporary. After utilizing text, drawing and collage in my work I finish with oils, acrylics, wax, graphite and textural glazes.

 

Education

2016: Workshop taught by Lindsay Pichaske, Santa Fe Clay; Santa Fe, NM

2015: Workshop taught by Patti Warashina, Shoreline Community College; Seattle, WA

2015: Workshop taught by Kensuke Yamada, Pottery Northwest; Seattle, WA

2014: Workshop taught by Lisa Clague, Santa Fe Clay; Santa Fe, NM

2008: Workshop taught by Sunkoo Yuh, Santa Fe Clay; Santa Fe, NM

2006: Summer Quarter taught by Doug Jeck, Univ. of Wash. Ceramics Dept; Seattle, WA

2006: Workshop taught by Arnie Zimmerman, Archie Bray Center; Helena, MT

1996: Awarded BFA, University of Washington

 

Publication

500 Figures in Clay, Volume 2; Lark Books; 2013

“‘Emerging Artists Exhibition’: Immersed in the emergent”; Yakima Herald; Jan. 10, 2013

 

Exhibitions

2016: “35 Live” exhibition, COCA; Seattle, WA

2016: Solo featured window artist, artEAST; Issaquah, WA

2016: “Roots” 2-person exhibition, artEAST; Issaquah, WA

2015: Eighth Annual Collective Visions Gallery Show; Bremerton, WA

2015, 2014, 2012: Artist Trust Juried Auction; Seattle, WA

2015: KAC Artists Exhibition; Kirkland, WA

2015: Schack Garden Show; Everett, WA

2014: 19th Juried Art Show, Schack Art Center; Everett, WA

2014: 16th Annual Expression Northwest, Northwind Arts Center; Port Townsend, WA

2014: “Feminine Voices in Clay”, Gallery One; Ellensburg, WA

2014: Vashon Allied Arts; Vashon Island, WA

2014: “Hand Built”, Baas Gallery; Seattle, WA

2014: “Mud, Sweat & Tears”, UPFront Gallery; Issaquah, WA

2014: Columbia Winery, Curated by BHerd Gallery; Seattle, WA

2014: “Who Did She Think She Was”, Tashiro Kaplan Building – Pioneer Square; Seattle, WA

2014: Guest 3D Artist, Parklane Gallery; Kirkland, WA

2013: KAC Artist's Exhibition; Kirkland, WA

2013: Northwest Fine Arts Competition, Phinney Center Gallery; Seattle, WA

2013: Mercer Island Event Center Gallery; Mercer Island, WA

2013: Sixth Annual Collective Visions Gallery Show, Juried by Alfredo Arreguin, Honorable   Mention; Bremerton, WA

2012: Guest 3D artist at Parklane Gallery; Kirkland, WA

2012: Columbia City Gallery's 7th Annual Juried Show; Columbia City, WA

 

Gallery Artist 

Baas Gallery; Seattle, WA 

artEAST Gallery; Issaquah, WA