1992-2nd year of grad school at UC Berkeley. Seems like such a long time ago! My focus was ceramics. I worked with Richard Shaw and Jim Melchert, in a studio originally built for Peter Voulkos. I learned how to fire gas and electric kilns, mix clay and glazes, throw on a wheel and build slab sculptures.
1993-Graduated with an MFA and after 10 years of being away, I was itching to move back to Los Angeles. Although I had enjoyed living in the Bay Area, I was excited to be back in my community. Los Angeles was rebuilding after the LA Riots. Many artists were ready to create a better world. I started teaching for LAUSD at Ascot Avenue Elementary in South-Central LA and exhibited my work at Abbot’s Habit in Venice. I also attended CSULA to get my teaching credential.