I live and work in Prince George’s County, MD, outside Washington, DC. Over the years, my studio practice of digging native clays has led to collaborations with soil scientists and work that explore intersections of art and science. As I prospect, I notice cause and effect in the environment, stealing strategies to bring back to the studio. I am interested in ways that beauty can foster stewardship… how a small souvenir of soil can carry great meaning, stories and emotional impact. I am the Founder and Director of Red Dirt Studio, an artist incubator in Mt. Rainier, MD, and I’m also Co-Director and founding member of NY Urban Soil Institute’s Art Extension Service. In both of these capacities, I get to create and foster new work in the world in partnership with amazing, smart and talented Co-Directors and colleagues.
1992 MFA, Ceramics, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
1989 BFA, Sculpture, Auburn University, Summa Cum Laude