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I was born October of 1979 in Crown Point, Indiana while my father was in theological school. 

After working in the ministries for a time, my parents decided to move their family of seven back to Iowa were they had been born and raised.

I started college to pursue a career in the medical field and was introduced to the arts through an elective Ceramics  course.  Having found a completely new world opened up to her, I jumped in with both feet. 

I always loved to work with my  hands, so ceramics was a perfect match. Horsehair rakuing and wood firing are the techniques that I love the most. 

I credit my love for Horsehair rakuing to the use of horsehair and my love for horses.  Also to the fact that the horsehair raku is a Native American technique and my grandmother was of Native American descent.    

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