I have always been the creative type. I enjoy painting and photography, but more recently, I've been obsessed with clay. I first fell in love with clay after taking a class in 2018 at Hoi Polloi in North Boulder, Colorado. Soon after they closed down, my husband and I moved to Asheville, North Carolina to be closer to our families. There I discovered Asheville is a great place to be an artist, and found my people at The Village Potters Clay Center. I was accepted to be a student in their Independent Study and Mentoring program and an apprentice the next year. I spent two years learning and gathering new skills and getting to know different kilns and there effects with glaze and clay. It feels incredible to get my hands caked with mud and to throw or hand build a design inspired from the world around me. I let the flow of the clay on the wheel determine where I will go with the design.