I was born and raised in New Mexico, in a family of artists and creative thinkers- always supportive of my work. My undergraduate studies were done at Lubbock Christian University and then Texas Tech University, where I received my BFA in Ceramics in 1995. Before embarking on grad school, I was able to focus on art history and printmaking at the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts based in Italy and Greece and later completed an MFA in 2002 from Montana State University. I've been awarded art residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, the LH Project, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the Roswell Artist-in-Residence program, and the Kohler Arts/Industry Residency, which have all helped to shape my ceramic practice in various ways.
I've had a long-time fascination with geologic elements- fissures, strata, dried river beds, erosion- aspects which play an important role in my work. Flip the coin and you'll notice my love of tight patterning, architectural details, textiles and mosaics. Pairing the natural with the man-made continues to strike a deep chord in me when creating my ceramics.
Coming full circle back to New Mexico, I purchased this cool historic warehouse in Roswell and have spent 4 years renovating it with the help of my rock-star parents. Bone Springs opened in 2018 with a gallery, gift shop and my studio on the main floor and class space and studio rentals on the basement level. I teach classes in a variety of media to children and adults, host events, have gallery openings, and continue to 'live the dream'!
Check out the Bone Springs Art Space Facebook page for upcoming events.