I guess you could say I stumbled into ceramics. I have a bachelors in microbiology and master's in public health, and I never knew I had a single creative bone in my body. I signed up for a ceramics class after a friend showed me all the cool little wonky pots in her apartment and I thought it was so cool to essentially turn mud into things you could use around the house!
Pottery became my primary hobby during my master's and I was drawn to it like a moth to a flame. The first time I drank from a mug I made I felt what a first-time parent must feel when holding their newborn baby. I know this is a ridiculous analogy, but now I love making clay babies for other people to enjoy. I'm still giddy every time I get pots back from the kiln!
When I'm not throwing, glazing or doing other business related things, you can find me mountain biking, camping or out on an adventure with my partner in crime and our pup in the Canadian back-country.