I grew up between the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York and the Wyoming prairie. Since earning a BFA in ceramics from Alfred University in 2002, I was an arts administrator and an arts educator before moving to northern Minnesota. I have been drawn to the arts since childhood and have maintained my own creative practices with clay for over 20 years. The launching of Wickwire Clay Works in 2013, with a focus on custom tile and pottery, allows for balancing the demands of living and a creative lifestyle with making at the fulcrum. I am grateful for the layers of support, opportunity and intention that continue to align to provide a creative life.