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  • Fluent in English; learning German, Russian
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Artist
  • BA
  • From Virginia, USA
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About Me


to continually create and share

I've moved around a bit but I guess I would be considered a Virginian since I've been here most my life? I'm not hosting at the moment, but am totally down to meet up and show you around Richmond! It's an awesome town with a lot to do, see, and eat.

I love creating and making art is one of the most important aspects of my world. I studied art history and studio art in college and afterwards spent a lot of time learning ceramics. Recently, I have been working and living as a full -time ceramic artist ( and I also teach adult classes at a local non-profit arts center in Richmond!

I love the woods, hiking and any activities involving nature. I spent some time living in the Bahamas working towards becoming a divemaster and that was really awesome! I haven't had a chance to hit the waters since then, but am definitely trying to get back into the ocean for some fishy action in the near future.

Traveling is really important to me and I love going on roadtrips and camping around national parks and exploring the variety of landscapes out there. This world is truly awe-inspiring!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have surfed and hosted.


My experiences so far have all been really great!


Reading, creating, yoga, hiking, walking and cycling. Art is very important to me and I spend most of my time making art in some way. I have a small business making and selling functional ceramics. I just set up a home studio and it's really great to play with clay all the time! My dog likes hanging around the studio too, but has recently developed a bad habit of eating clay off the floor thinking it's food.

I'm also interested in painting, bookmaking, cooking, brewing tea and hosting tea ceremonies, going to the river, hanging out with dogs.

  • arts
  • books
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • walking
  • reading
  • pottery
  • painting
  • drawing
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • scuba diving
  • skiing
  • art history
  • history
  • visual arts

Music, Movies, and Books

Billie Holiday, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, Willie Colon, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Esperanza Spalding, Benny Goodman, Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Thelonious Monk, A Tribe Called Quest, Machito, Jimmy Smith, Jim James, My Morning Jacket, Radiohead, Jelly Roll Morton, Fleet Foxes, Neil Young, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Wilco, The Bees, Beirut, Kings of Convenience, Andrew Bird, Calexico, Robert Johnson, The National, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Sigur Ros, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Dvorak, etc.

Haruki Murakami, Milan Kundera, Franz Kafka, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nabokov, Hermann Hesse, art theory/criticism/history

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Levitating through caverns in a blue hole and gliding through a labyrinth of stairwelled reefs.

Teach, Learn, Share

I enjoy making things so I can share some skills like bookbinding. also: sewing, painting, drawing, making creme brulee, tea brewing.

I'm a teacher at an arts center so I'm always happy to teach ceramic-related stuff!

I love listening to people's stories and would love to learn about your experiences with other people and places.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Bahamas, Germany, Russian Federation, United States

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