Clay: Various Stoneware Claybodies, mostly from North Carolina.

Primary forming methods: I mostly throw on the wheel, but I also handbuild a bit.

Decoration: I love pressing seed pods and other plant material into the clay and then filling in the mark with underglaze. The hunt for plant material is a big part of the allure.

Favorite tools: My wheel, my kiln, and my wooden throwing tool. I do also love the red rib by Mudtools very much.

Hometown: I grew up in Fairview, NC, just 12 miles from where my husband Matt and I have made our home here in Swannanoa.

Pets: We have two of the best dogs, LeeRoy and Tellico and a crazy little cat, IttyBitty.

Why I make pots: I fell in love with the lifestyle; Mismatched plates and stacks of bowls in the cupboard, hard work but the freedom to move about as one wishes, the splitting of wood, the anticipation around the firing, the fire itself, the people it draws together.

Favorite Food: Tacos!

Hobbies- Gardening, Camping, Hiking, Forest Farming, Cooking