I grew up and currently reside in rural Minnesota where the hardwood forest meets the vast expanse of the prairie. My days were spent roaming the woods, fishing the rivers and exploring the fields. This landscape is the purpose for my artwork. I create functional stoneware and porcelain pottery. This pottery is decorated with abstract imagery of our vanishing flora, fauna and native landscapes. It is my hope that by using these pots we will all be reminded of the beauty that resides off the beaten path.
For 15 years I have been making pots for daily use. I am a fifth generation Minnesotan and am proud of my heritage. Being raised floating down the Mississippi River, walking in the forests, and sleeping under the stars of our native prairies left a lasting love in me for the Upper Midwest. I see myself as a modern day Regionalist working in clay, trying to preserve the region where I reside through imagery on functional pots.