I grew up in a geologic mecca, southern Utah, where the red sandstone seems to be deliberately sculpted by geologic forces. I was a hiking guide in this place for seven years, half of which I sold pots out of my car to clients, earning enough to put myself through college. During my BFA at Northern Arizona University, I developed an aesthetic for wood-fired pottery, inspired by the rocky landscapes of home. At the University of Notre Dame, I built upon my pottery aesthetic to create sculptural forms. Now that my MFA is complete, I am indulging in creative idle time while devising my next move into the career of an artist. In the coming year, I aspire to be part of a university or public studio while my aesthetic interests continue to evolve.