Art by Angela

A native Oregonian, Ceramist, Certified Yoga Teacher, Photographer and Nature Lover, I can be found hiking the trails of the Columbia River Gorge with my dog Yuki, biking the hills of Portland, or exploring new wineries around the globe. I have done event photography for Nordic Northwest, Living Yoga, the DAYA Foundation and the Yoga Teacher Training at OSCI. For 11 years I was the sole owner of Encanto Press, a letterpress printing and design business. I then began an in-depth study of yoga and eventually co-led Trauma-Informed Brain-Sensitive Yoga Trainings. I taught yoga at multiple studios and businesses including Keen, and subbed classes at Jive Software and Airbnb. I also taught yoga and meditation classes at OHSU’s March Wellness. My time as a volunteer at the Oregon State Correctional Institution, teaching inmates to become 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teachers, was transformational for them as well as myself.

Creating pottery is now taking center stage along with sharing my love for fine wine at Tertulia Cellars in Dundee, OR. Much like the practice of yoga or sharing a good meal and amazing wine with friends, making pottery brings me a sense of calm and centeredness. Sharing the present moment, kinesthetically with awareness, is how I make my pieces and I hope that this can become a part of your daily experience as well.