I am a native Iowan and a 1987 graduate of the University of Iowa. My interest in art began during my childhood, when I would often spend my free time painting and drawing. My focus did not center on clay until 1985, when my I took my first course at the University of Iowa Ceramics Department. I soon became fascinated with the malleable properties of clay, and the sculptural possibilities inherent in the medium. Though I was majoring in psychology, rather than art, my newfound interest propelled me to complete all four semesters of undergraduate studio ceramics.
Throughout my adult life, I have continued to experiment and create with clay, and for well over a decade I have exhibited my ceramic sculptures in numerous galleries and other venues. My work has been included in both regional and national juried exhibitions, and has won several awards. Most recently, my ceramics have been in the Biennial Juried Exhibition at the Dubuque Museum of Art, in Dubuque, IA, and in the National Juried Ceramics Exhibition: Vase Forms, at the Arts Alliance of Georgia, in Woodstock, GA.