Booth #: LS25
It all started for me when I took my first pottery class at age 10 and thankfully my first pottery teacher let me break away from the rest of the class and pursue my own ideas if she had not done this I probably would have lost interest in clay very quickly. Even at a young age I was not content with doing the things that other people were doing I did not want to be told what I could and could not do I wanted to learn for myself what was and was not possible with clay.
And jump forward 21 years and I'm still the same way I do not want to do something that someone else has already done I want my work to be my own. This is part of the reason I did not go to college and get a degree in art I had no interest in being told what to do. I wanted create my own style I believe this is a large part of why my work is so unique because it was not influenced by anyone else's work it was just me in my studio pushing the limits of what I could do with clay.
It was also trial by fire for me at age 20 when most kids would be in a classroom trying to get a good grade I was relying on my work as my sole source of income. This forced me and my work to grow up fast.