I took a wheel throwing class on a whim 11 years ago and became mesmerized by clay and its ability to be manipulated. I then changed my major to art and received my Bachelors of Art from University of Texas, San Antonio two years later. After working as a potter for a several years, I began doing sculpture work in clay and received my Masters in Studio Art from CSU, Sacramento in 2017. The qualities of clay still enchant me, challenge me. Clay is an expressive material, capturing emotions and experiences that transcend time. My subconscious is often exposed letting thoughts and emotions surface as I make. By choosing clay as my medium, I am able to manipulate it into what my mind allows.
The intertwining of who we are and what influences us comes together. The influencers of our past lay dormant at times in our mind, waiting for a moment of opportunity.