My first art class was at the Richmond Art Center where I participated in a kid’s ceramics course. I loved getting to create different pieces, I got to experiment with shape, texture, and glazing. The instructor made sure to take us through the different art exhibits featuring local artists. It was in that gallery space that my curiosity was sparked for how metals, glass, fabrics, acrylics, and found objects can be used together to create a cohesive creation.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Biology from a little college in Ohio. They have a forest preserve that students use for classes, labs, and observations. It was there that I really started to appreciate the beauty, symmetry, and detail of the botanical world; which is where I draw a lot of my creative energy from today.
Once I graduated and returned home I wanted to continue learning and began taking metal clay classes. I felt free to mold, shape, and express my own style. I earned my level one certification and look forward to being able to teach and learn from others at The Crucible!