A Maker since Childhood
I've been making objects since tootsie rolls were my medium. Yes tootsie rolls, I remember shaping things out of my tootsie rolls, then I'd eat them. I'd watch my dad in the garage making furniture out of wood, wrought iron, copper and anything else he had on hand. I started my maker life making poetry as a 12 year old, I continued to write through my school career including and up to my graduate degree at NYU. In high school I majored in wood shop and craft art. I sold my macrame jewelry on the streets of Boston after my freshman year at Boston University. I also started photography that year. I returned to photography as part of my creative thesis project in graduate school. But when I started to play with clay as a first time pregnant person, it was then I became obsessed with a medium that has carried me thru to today. Twenty eight years later I look forward to widening my experiences with clay through the addition of metal into my work. I begin that journey in earnst this fall with a welding workshop in Massachusetts.