Rhoni grew up in Orillia, a small town in Northern Ontario. After high school she made her way to Harrogate, Tennessee to go to school at Lincoln Memorial University on a golf scholarship. She originally planned a career in mathematics, but was happily undone by just one Ceramic Arts course, and so she proceeded to graduate cum laude with a BA (Art major, Math minor) in 2011.
Rhoni pursued her passion for making with clay at Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario in the Craft and Design- Ceramics program; graduating May 2014.
She was lucky enough to work for many potters including Timothy Smith at Gleasonbrook Pottery in Wiarton and Scott Barnim at Scott Barnim Pottery in Dundas.
Rhoni and her partner Dave moved to Port Sydney in 2016 – a year later they welcomed their new beautiful baby girl Avienda into the world. She is now happily working away in her new studio and shop space in the garage, and with craft shows, galleries, home improvements and baby milestones filling up her days she’s loving life and excited for the future.