Art was always something that came naturally to me. I saw the world in patter and shapes and textures. In school the art room always felt like my second home. My art teachers were my mentors and aided me in nourishing how I saw the world. In high school I got to try my first ceramics class and I love it so much I would fire and glaze any left behind ceramics. Each time I opened the kiln it was like opening a treasure chest. I was so drawn to how at a certain point the clay and glazes had a mind of their own.
As I went to college I started taking art classes right away and soon fell into my first college ceramics class. At the time the University of West Georgia had few ceramics majors and a new ceramics professor. It didn't take much to convince me to become a ceramics major. My art degree fueled my exploration of seeing the world from so many different angles. During that time I had jewelry making and design in the back of my head but no classes were offered.
As college became part of my past and I found myself in unrelated art jobs I happened to stumble upon a jewelry shop in Charlotte NC. In 2014 this became my gateway back into such an important part of myself. In 2015 I moved from Charlotte to Oxford MS. This was my opportunity to fully commit to my dreams. I dedicated a room in my house to allow myself to create and explore different shapes, textures, colors, and designs. Through this time I began to accept and embrace that success only come through many attempts and failures. I would often make a piece only to take it apart and remake it. Through the years my style has evolved from making malas that explored different color pairings to now more dainty simplistic pieces. My goal has stayed the same: I want each person who wears one of my creations to be reminded of their own beauty and uniqueness, because at the end of the day you are beautiful regardless of what you wear or don't wear, but may my creations serve as a reminder to acknowledge your own beauty and uniqueness.
In my spare time I teach yoga play with all my animals and keep my eyes and ears pealed for all the things that can inspire me.