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I received my first degree from the Colorado Institute of Art and then was attending UNM for ceramics when my son was born premature. I then pursued my degree in nursing at UNM to gain the knowledge I would need to care for my child that would have many health care needs. That child has grown into a strong healthy young man and I have recently been able to reunite with my passion for pottery, still working as a trauma ICU nurse. Getting back to clay gives my life balance and rejuvenates my spirit so that I may care for my patients with a clear mind and an open heart. I enjoy creating both functional and non-functional work. All of my work is inspired by nature. I love to bring nature into the functional world to brighten everyday life. I also enjoy flirting with mixed media to go beyond the bounds of clay alone. My work is wheel-thrown, hand built, and often a combination of both. It is all cone 6 stoneware and all is food safe with the exception of the pieces I fuse with glass.