I completed my BFA in 2004 and MA in 2006 in Sculpture Ceramics/Foundry at the State University of New York at Oswego. After studying bronze and aluminum casting in Australia and cast iron work in England, I moved to work at Polich-Tallix Fine Art Casting Foundry in New York. There I was fortunate enough to work with many of the leading sculptors in the world. I since have moved to Hillsborough, NC to spend more time working on pieces of my own design. My ceramic sculptures and metal casts are very organic and frequently influenced by designs from objects found in nature, or other natural occurrences. The notion of the absence in a sculpture appeals to me and I often use this void to enhance my metal and ceramics pieces.