I am a Milwaukee based ceramic artist and studied at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2018 in studio art with an emphasis in ceramics and went back to school for a certification in art education which was completed in 2021. As a ceramicist, I am heavily inspired by the natural world, animals, and floral prints, which I recreate through different glaze combinations and finishes. My work focuses on the small insignificant things in life, things that often go unnoticed by others. I try to look at the world through a different light, allowing myself to explore what it truly means to be human. My work is a reflection of my subconscious, often embodying change and transformation through fragile forms and creepy crawly creatures. My pieces often capture moments of tension and uncertainty; moments to be thankful for and moments I wish never happened- a way to better understand the relationship I have to my past and a way to communicate to the world.
What I'm up to now
I have exhibited in numerous galleries throughout Milwaukee such as, Yours Truly Studio, Moxie Studio, the UWM Union Art Gallery, and Kenilworth Square East. While at UWM, I was president of the student ceramics origination (CASA) and was involved in other activities like community involvement and managing a studio space. I am currently an artist in residence at Yours Truly studio where I am responsible for organizing and facilitating community events, maintaining a professional studio practice, and working with fellow artist in the community.
I am currently an artist and educator- things that are very important to me. The values that I bring to my studio space are one of openness and acceptance. Chaos is my only state of mind, and art is the way I deal with that! Art is a way that my students can work through life's emotions and feelings... we are all human beings just trying to learn and create beautiful and meaningful work.