I am a ceramic artisan living in Washington County, New York.
I create functional pottery from my studio in North Granville. I sell my work at various craft fairs on both sides of the New York/Vermont border, as well as the LARAC shop throughout the year.
I began my journey in ceramics at Studio Art in Glens Falls, NY in 2005. By 2008 I wanted more wheel time, so I purchase my own pottery wheel and set up my studio at my home.
In 2009 I travelled to the Netherlands and participated in a tile painting workshop at the Royal Delft Factory. In summer of 2010, I embellished Adirondack chairs with tiles painted with local landmarks in the delft style for the “Have a Seat in Glens Falls” public arts project. In 2011 I tiled another chair using an Italian design.
I have exhibited my work at: Studio Art for the North Country Pottery Tour in October 2011, Empire State College for the “A Myriad of Art” show in April 2017, Saratoga Arts for the Member’s Show in December 2018, North Country Arts for the Sweetheart Deal show in January 2019, LARAC for the Member’s Show in May 2019 and Saratoga Arts for the 10x10 show in the Summer of 2019.
I established my business, The North Granville Pottery Company in 2012. From 2011-2016, I sold the majority of my work through Scotties’, a coffee and gift shop in Granville. When the store closed, I looked to other venues to sell my creations.
I started retailing my work at Arts Festivals and Craft Fairs in 2017, including: East Poultney Day in August of 2017, 2018 and 2019; the Schroon Lake Arts Festival in July 2018 and 2019; Saratoga Art in the Park in September 2018 and 2019; the Lakes Region Holiday Market in Poultney, VT in November 2017, 2018 and 2019 and the Shirt Factory Open House in December 2018 and 2019.
The Slate Valley Museum in Granville, NY hosts “Soup and Bread Night” every March. It is event where local volunteers make soups that reflect the varied history and immigrant cultures that have influenced our town. For the past two years I have created and donated bowls for that event.
My education in ceramics continues by attending workshops. In 2018 I attended, Ceramic Science for the Artist, a Summer Workshop at Alfred University. That summer, I began working at Studio Art part time, making glazes and helping at wherever I could. I love what I do and I look forward to what I will learn and achieve in the future.