- Carleton University, MA English & MA Canadian Studies
- University of Winnipeg, BA - English & History
- Ottawa Guild of Potters Spring Exhibition - Recipient of Best In Show Prize
- Recipient of Emerging Artist Nomination for Craft Ontario Awards
- Visiting Artist at the Limberlost Studio Tour in Muskoka, ON
- Group Show at Muskoka Conference Centre Gallery, “Out of This World.”
- Ottawa Guild of Potters Spring Exhibition
- Recipient of a Craft Ontario Affiliate Award
- Keith Campbell, North Bay, ON
- Fusion Mentorship Program
The work I like to produce is the outcome of an on-going dialogue between literature, art and history. The narrative aspect of clay is what informs my approach as I like the interplay between the past and the present in all aspects of my work. I sustain a line of functional pots called the Relics Series and have a large concentration of my gallery work in figurative, fantasy and mixed-media sculptures.
I like to work in series and for my functional line, I often use paired down methods of construction - the pinch pot, the coil, a slab - to relate to an early time and then apply stamps, both commercial and handmade, to form prints of bark, spider-webs, vines, insects, and various fissures and crevices which are created to hold stains and oxides for a weathered look. The addition of undecipherable script and gold lustre put a human imprint on the works and add a touch of fantasy to the finished piece.
In my sculptural work, I often consider the notions of time and language in a concrete manner, exploring the feminine in re-imagined mythologies and narratives. In ways one might study literary or historical texts, I have been using clay full time for almost five years now as a medium for expression.