I attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis to complete my Masters of Fine Arts in 2004. Since graduation, I have lived and worked in Bakersville, North Carolina with my husband and glass artist, Scott Summerfield. We share a large outbuilding that houses each of our studios and a showroom for our work.
I have been an instructor and visiting artist at numerous clay facilities, colleges, and universities. I exhibit and sell my work nationally through exhibitions, fine craft shows, our home gallery, and my online shop.
I have been featured and on the cover of Ceramics Monthly and Clay Times magazine. I have also authored and been included in a variety of ceramic publications. In 2014, Ceramics Arts Daily released an instructional DVD featuring my construction and surface techniques.
I am the co-creator of Red Handed Symposium, a conference solely devoted to low-fire red clay enthusiasts.