how do you make your work?
I make everything by hand, either on a potter’s wheel or using hand building techniques such as pinching and coiling. I usually build with stoneware clay and fire to cone 6 in an electric kiln. Unless otherwise noted, I use food safe, non-toxic glazes to decorate my work.
is your work dishwasher and microwave safe?
Absolutely! Handmade ceramics always benefit from gentle handling and hand washing, but my pots can definitely withstand commercial dishwashers and microwaves.
do you take commissions?
I would love to work with you to create custom work for your home or restaurant. Most of my work is actually commissioned work, and I really enjoy the collaborative process of design. Please contact me to begin a conversation.
Please be advised that I charge fees for design work and sample products. Fees and discounts vary depending on the nature of your project and will be discussed in our initial emails. I’m happy to be able to offer a hospitality discount to restaurants.
how did you learn? where can i learn? do you teach?
I graduated from Hampshire College in 2008 with a concentration in drawing and printmaking. After college I took ceramics classes at the Northampton Pottery in western Massachusetts and later at Greenwich House of Pottery in the West Village. I worked for two years as a assistant studio technician at Clayspace1205 in Brooklyn and was a resident ceramic artist at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. Most recently I worked in a community ceramics studio in Long Island City called Sculpture Space before moving into a private studio in Ridgewood, Queens.
I definitely recommend taking a class to get your hands dirty! If you live in NYC, both Sculpture Space and Greenwich House offer wonderful classes. If you’d like a low-commitment introduction to clay or you’re looking for some extra help expanding your skill set, I offer one-on-one classes at my Ridgewood studio. Please contact me for more information.