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I just graduated from Utah State University with my Bachelors degree in Fine Art (2014).
My work is rich with color, from earth tones to bright spring green and orange. I enjoy making pots that burst with color, but I also like subdued color and black and white designs. I work with porcelain and light colored stoneware. I fire my pots to Pyrometric cone 10 in electric oxidation. Usually, I illustrate my pots with flowers and leaves, but lately I have been getting more inspired by abstract concepts like microbiological organisms, and now I am focusing on a falling pebbles design. My surfaces are created by spraying rich layers of color, coating the whole piece in wax resist, carving, filling in the lines, and wiping away excess color, all while the pots are raw. I then bisque, wax, and glaze.
I picked up my life in Utah, packed it all in my car, and drove to Massachusetts for the job as a studio tech at Bard…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 10
  • Joined June 19, 2012

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Porcelain, Amaco Velvet Underglazes, Laguna Underglazes, Satin clear glaze

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About

I just graduated from Utah State University with my Bachelors degree in Fine Art (2014).
My work is rich with color, from earth tones to bright spring green and orange. I enjoy making pots that burst with color, but I also like subdued color and black and white designs. I work with porcelain and light colored stoneware. I fire my pots to Pyrometric cone 10 in electric oxidation. Usually, I illustrate my pots with flowers and leaves, but lately I have been getting more inspired by abstract concepts like microbiological organisms, and now I am focusing on a falling pebbles design. My surfaces are created by spraying rich layers of color, coating the whole piece in wax resist, carving, filling in the lines, and wiping away excess color, all while the pots are raw. I then bisque, wax, and glaze.
I picked up my life in Utah, packed it all in my car, and drove to Massachusetts for the job as a studio tech at Bard College at Simon's Rock last school year (2014-2015), and now I am back in Wyoming for the summer. Next on my list is hopefully another artist residency and then graduate school!

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