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I am an independent artist located in the Des Moines, Iowa, area. I enjoy gardening and teaching ceramics in addition to working in my clay studio.

I earned a BA, magna cum laude, from North Dakota State University in art and English. I attended graduate school at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, earning my MFA in ceramics in 2012. In 2014, NDSU presented me with an Alumni Achievement Award for early career success.

I have experience at a wide variety of studios. I was the inaugural Artist-in-Residence and Education Coordinator at RDG Dahlquist Art Studio in Des Moines, IA. I have also been an International Student Resident at the International Ceramics Studio (Kecskemét, Hungary), and an Artist-In-Residence at Guldagergaard International Ceramics Research Center (SkælskØr, Denmark).


I have taught workshops and classes at the Des Moines Art Center, Johnston Community Education, the After School Arts Program, RDG Dahlquist Art Studio, and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Contact me if you would like to schedule a class, workshop, lecture, or demonstration. I currently teach through Light Within Studio, LLC, which I own.

Photo by Jen Kill at Simply.You.Photography.

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