My studio is a 3,000 square foot renovated horse barn located on the back of my 1.5-acre property in Mokena. Every morning as I walk to my studio, I pass my garden where I tend to a few dozen types of tomatoes, squash, beans, lettuce, and herbs. When I arrive, I move the portable chicken coop from the safety of the barn and out near the orchard and into the fresh air. I enjoy starting my day this way as it is a delightful reminder of the attention to detail and genuine care that goes into all of my projects–and the food my clients prepare every day.
Inside the studio, you’ll find two electric kilns and one gas, along with the electric wheel where I throw my pottery. The gas kiln adds depth and variation to my glazes, which I research and create myself. Every piece starts as a dark brown and toasty brown, mid-range, high-fire stoneware clay body. My pottery is designed to be durable for everyday commercial use. It is all food safe and dishwasher safe so it can stand up to the demands of a busy kitchen.