I was born into an apprentice style childhood, learning how to work with clay from my parents, Maggie and Freeman Jones of Turtle Island Pottery. At the age of four my father started training me in production methods. In high school, I was awarded three Scholastic Art Awards, two Silver Keys and a Gold Key, as well as the Asheville Art Museum Award for Ceramics. In 2009, I received an Undergraduate Research Grant and in 2010 graduated as a University Research Scholar with a BFA in Ceramics and Sculpture from UNC-Asheville. After owning a functional pottery business for 3 years my work began transitioning to sculpture. I’ve received several awards and scholarships including a Teaching Invitation at Seika University in Kyoto, Japan, Artist Residency Invitations with Richard Hotchkiss in Grass Valley, California and at Breck Create in Breckenridge, Colorado. Currently I’m delighted to be a long term Resident Artist at Odyssey ClayWorks in Asheville, NC. In 2016, I had the pleasure of being demonstration assistant for Patti Warashina and Lauren Grossman at NCECA, workshop assistant for Patti Warashina at Santa Fe Clay, and again with Ms. Warashina at the 2017 Women Working with Clay Symposium. My work can be found in the Permanent Collection of North Carolina Pottery at the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte and was featured in the 2016 group exhibition David Stuempfle Selects: North Carolina Pottery in a Global Context. In 2018, I exhibited work in the American Museum of Ceramic Art Fahrenheit 2018 Biennial in Pamona, California. I am currently an MFA candidate at Clemson University.