Originally trained as an architect, I eventually transferred my creative outlet into clay work. My ceramic education started under the wing of a master ceramist at an experimental studio in Mexico City. I then continued hands on learning in Southern California in three different studios.
My ceramic education was augmented by traveling to China and Mexico to learn about traditional clay work and techniques. An apprenticeship at Studio Pieter Stockmans in Genk, Belgium, had a great impact on my work, and later directed me to be an Artist in Residence at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary. After my time in Europe, I embraced the industrial process of slip casting with all its personality and difficulties within my professional work.