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Aside from herding and feeding the trees, crew, kids and animals,
I spend my time tucked into our farm studio getting dirty, making usable art!

I work mostly in clay, but I also love bringing in other elements like wire, beads, stones, feathers etc. Things I find along the way.... I am inspired to create shapes and color I have seen in in my global travels, most often in nature! I am also fascinated by the alchemy this art: of glazes and how they interact with each other, the clay and the artist. How heat and dirt transform....

My goal with my functional items like mugs, plates, bowls, pitchers is to make unique, beautiful ware that is elegant and eye catching, well balanced and tactile, and also to ensure that customer experience is paramount. Glazes are chosen not just for aesthetics, but to ensure food safety and function. All my ceramic ware (excluding feathered and beaded items) is dishwasher, microwave and oven safe! 


  • There are approximately 25-30 million Real Christmas Trees sold in the U.S. every year.

  • There are close to 350 million Real Christmas Trees currently growing on Christmas Tree farms in the U.S. alone, all planted by farmers.

  • North American Real Christmas Trees are grown in all 50 states and Canada.

  • Eighty percent (80%) of artificial trees worldwide are manufactured in China, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

  • Real Trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. Artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics and possible metal toxins such as lead.

  • Bramble Hill uses 'animal powered' weed control to avoid having to spray any harmful herbicides. We also try and deal with any pest issues naturally and strive to create a balanced, clean and healthy forest.

  • There are more than 4,000 local Christmas Tree recycling programs throughout the United States.

  • For every Real Christmas Tree harvested, 1 to 3 seedlings are planted the following spring.

  • Bramble Hill encourage guests to try and cut the trees so they can regrow instead of being pulled out and replaced. Stronger root systems enable the tree to regrow faster and also make for a more natural animal habitat.

  • There are about 350,000 acres in production for growing Christmas Trees in the U.S.; much of it preserving green space.

  • Christmas tree farms provide stable habitats for a myriad of wildlife! We have several deer families raising fawns in the trees and the turkey flocks love the grub hunting. Hawks, foxes, racoons and snakes hunt the inevitable pests and possums, large families of squirrels and birds call this place home too! 

  • There are close to 15,000 farms growing Christmas Trees in the U.S., and over 100,000 people are employed full or part-time in the industry.

  • It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of typical height (6 – 7 feet) or as little as 4 years, but the average growing time is 7 years. With climate change and drought, trees are growing slower.

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