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"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." ~Maya Angelou

About Me

I use my hands to create intriguing 3-dimensional forms and vessels; functional and non-functional. My goal is to please the eye and capture the attention of my viewer. Over the years I have developed skills that allow me to utilize various materials to create specific and organic works of art. I have gained experience by taking many classes, attending workshops, presentations and conferences. I studied under Richard Burkett at SDSU and Sandy Blain at Arrowmont.

My Skills

  • 3-D & 2-D Design
  • Digital Design
  • Project Development / Management
  • Customer Service
  • Leadership / Motivation
  • Process Improvement
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My Education

San Diego State University

BA in Applied Design

Bachelor's

Degree received May 2016

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Hand-building Design

Certification

Hand-building Functional and Non-Functional forms

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Ceramics Association

SDSU Ceramics Association, or Clay Club; for the benefit and education of students and those willing to learn and grow with clay.

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Arts Alive

Helping students and faculty to remember how important the Arts really are. Weekly, during the SDSU Farmer's Market, we demonstrated many different ceramics techniques and skills as well as showcased metal work and jewelry making. 

Clay club

Throw-A-Thon

For the Throw-A-Thon ceramics students and non-students come together and donate their time and skills. They create functional and non-functional ceramic pieces to be sold at the art sale. This money goes to the Art Department, specifically the Clay Club. The money earned helps students and clay club members obtain scholarships to attend workshops and conferences. 

Experience

  • 2016 - Current
    Digital Designer
    Climber
  • 2016
    CA Representative
    Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
  • 2016
    SDSU Representative
    NCECA
  • 2015 - 2016
    Server/ Expeditor / Host / Cashier / Cocktail Server
    Sushi Deli 1
  • 2014 - 2016
    Applied Design
    San Diego State University
  • 2013 - 2015
    Supervisor
    Pei Wei Asian Diner
  • 2010 - 2012
    Supervisor
    Auntie Anne's
  • 2009 - 2014
    Ceramics Student
    Palomar College

My Success Stories

Arrowmnot2 Arrowmont

I received a scholarship in 2016 to the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinberg, Tennessee. There I spent a week studying under Sandy Blain. I was taught crucial hand-building skills for functional and non-functional ceramic pieces. I spent a week amongst talented people that shared the same love for clay that I did. The time I spent there and the knowledge I gained was essential to my artistic development and I am so grateful.

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In 2016 I was granted a scholarship to attend the NCECA conference that was being held in Kansas City. NCECA is the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. At this event I was able to watch demonstrations of techniques and presentations where artists shared their knowledge and experience. I was also given the opportunity to network with talented and prestigious artists.