I'm an artist in South Louisiana.
I was born on the bayou, just off Bayou Liberty to be exact. I spent most of my fondest childhood memories crabbing and fishing on the waterways around Lake Pontchartrain and traveling to New Orleans to visit family. I didn't start playing in clay until 2002 when I attended the University in Lafayette Louisiana. I was an English major but realized that I couldn't shake the desire to artistically create so I decided to just double up my degrees. I attended graduate school in Tennessee and had wonderful experiences as a summer studio assistant and attendee of the Utilitarian Clay Symposium 2012 at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg Tennessee. In 2013, I moved back to Louisiana but apartment life didn't lend itself to hooking up kilns and getting clay everywhere so I started teaching community clay at local shops and schools. I got married in 2017 and now have a small studio at our house in a converted pool cabana room and use a bay of our garage for my kiln.
This artist suburban life even comes with a dog and a cat that like each other.