Curriculum Vitae

Artist Statement

I create functional and decorative pottery that explores the idea of timeless beauty by referencing historical forms. My work reflects a multicultural American existence, but with specific attention to and reverence for the legacy of Nigerian art and craft traditions. My studio practice prioritizes pleasure and utilizes the repetitive actions of wheel throwing and mark making to induce a therapeutic flow state while I work. It is my hope that the end product is imbued with these qualities which can be experienced by its keeper.

Education

2018: Post-baccalaureate certificate, Ceramics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

2007: Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Portland State University, Portland, OR

Professional Experience

2015-present: Studio potter, Pottery by Osa, Sarasota, FL

Workshops & Classes

2022: Sarasota Clay Company, Sarasota, FL

2021: Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN (Virtual)

          The Potters Class (Virtual)

2020: POT, Los Angeles, CA

2019: Throw Me Something, Baton Rouge, LA

          The Knock Knock Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

2018: The Journey Lab, Baton Rouge, LA

Residencies

2019: Pentaculum, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

Publications

2020: "Navigating an Evolving Market (Part I)," The Studio Potter

           "The Joy of Making," Ceramics Monthly


Volunteer

2021: Ceramics Mentor

          Founder, Kaabo Clay Collective

Solo Exhibitions

2022: “The Sea Is Alive in Me” Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

Invitational Group Exhibitions

2022: "Teapot IX Biennial" Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

2021: "Contemporary Pattern" Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN

2020: “Pots from a (Social) Distance” Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

          “Critical Function 2” NCECA, Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA

2019: "Art of the Cup" Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA

          “Collaborative Companions” NCECA, Minneapolis, MN

2018: “ONE & ONLY: Gifts Made by Hand” John Michael Kohler Arts Center

           "Coffee & Clay" Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA

          "You Can Touch" LSU Post-Bacc Show, Firehouse Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

           "American Graphic" NCECA, Samantha Skelton Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

           "Ceramicidal Tendencies" NCECA, Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh, PA

2017: "Art of the Cup" Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA

2016: "Wishlist: Art of Sharing" 5 Press Gallery, New Orleans, LA