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I am a total nerd when it comes to buildings. After majoring in Architectural Engineering and spending the beginning of my career designing building materials, I have become obsessed with a structure’s details - an interesting gutter, a pretty window. The illustrations on my pottery are inspired by buildings that I have seen while traveling throughout the US, Europe and Asia over the last few years.

I use clay that is a mix of stoneware and porcelain. For thrown pieces, like mugs and bowls, I start with a lump of clay on the potter’s wheel. I will throw the rough form, let it set up for a few days and then finish the form through a process called trimming. Many of my other pieces are slab built. I roll out a piece of clay and
drape it on a form. After it has hardened slightly, I will add handles and feet.
All of the pots are left to dry for about a week…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 26
  • Joined September 9, 2009

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ceramics, stoneware

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About

I am a total nerd when it comes to buildings. After majoring in Architectural Engineering and spending the beginning of my career designing building materials, I have become obsessed with a structure’s details - an interesting gutter, a pretty window. The illustrations on my pottery are inspired by buildings that I have seen while traveling throughout the US, Europe and Asia over the last few years.

I use clay that is a mix of stoneware and porcelain. For thrown pieces, like mugs and bowls, I start with a lump of clay on the potter’s wheel. I will throw the rough form, let it set up for a few days and then finish the form through a process called trimming. Many of my other pieces are slab built. I roll out a piece of clay and
drape it on a form. After it has hardened slightly, I will add handles and feet.
All of the pots are left to dry for about a week before they are fired to 1800°F. After the bisque fire, I draw the patterns and details with an underglaze, similar to ink. I then add accent colors and a clear glaze over the illustrations. Each piece is
then fired a final time to 2200°F.

I recently moved from Columbus, Ohio to Basel, Switzerland. I am in the process of setting up a new studio and hope to be back making pottery in the Spring of 2015.

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