Through an interdisciplinary approach to ceramics, my work plays with my identity and heritage as a woman from the American South. Exploring familial and social history through non-linear storytelling, I express the many layers and dualities of culture and identity. Personal intuition and play are driving forces in the act of making, and I rely on rebellion, humor, memory, and nostalgia as fuel. As I excavate the many layers of my cultural identity, I attempt to reconcile my history, memory, and identity. Deeply rooted in the language of objects, materials, and vessels, I am interested in creating work that playfully questions notions of history, heritage, domesticity, gender, and class.
I grew up in a rural community outside of Savannah, Georgia. I received dual BFAs in Ceramics and Art Education from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia and an MFA in Ceramics from San Diego State University. I currently live in San Diego, California where I teach ceramics in the School of Art + Design at San Diego State University.