The first thing I did after graduating from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts was to buy a slab roller. A slab roller is like a large pasta machine for clay, mine is about 6 feet long, 3 feet wide, and extremely heavy. The next thing I did was move back to rural New Hampshire, where I grew up, and built a studio around my slab roller in my parents' barn. A year later my slab roller and I moved to Woodstock NY where I was a resident artist at the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony. In 2006 we moved from Woodstock to Toledo Ohio. We had a studio in a tiny house we rented and made lots of pots to sell at art and craft shows.
Two years in flat Toledo was enough to tempt us back to Western New York. We settled in Corning, just south of the Finger Lakes, which my slab roller has never seen, but I enjoy exploring with the rest of my family. In 2012 I became a member at Handwork, Ithaca's Artist Cooperative where I enjoy selling my work. I also enjoy traveling around the Finger Lakes selling the pottery my slab roller and I have made at art and craft shows.