As a ceramic artist, Brooks strives for aesthetic harmony in all of her work, but mostly wants the user to enjoy the work and for that enjoyment to deepen the more one uses her pieces.
Brooks has had the good fortune to make a sustainable living selling her work for the last 20 years. Her formal training as a ceramic artist took place in Ann Arbor, Michigan from 1998-1992 and Minneapolis, Minnesota has become both her literal and ceramic home since 1993. The Midwestern ceramic tradition is a robust and well-established one that has seeped into her bones and will always be detectable in her work. Brooks feels truly blessed to be able to create art that she loves so much.