About Me

I taught middle then high school art for forty years. It was my passion. I enjoyed the business of guiding my students to create art every day. I found great satisfaction in nurturing their imagination. When I retired in 2010, I found that art was still vitally important in my life. I missed it being a part of my everyday. So I returned to creating. Retirement has allowed me to nurture my own art with the same passion that I used as a teacher.

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Of all the mediums I have used over the years, clay has always been my favorite. I love the way it changes from soft and pliable to a firm surface. I love how it accepts textures and holds a shape. It is perfect for all of my whimsical ideas. I use stamps, textured sheets and everyday objects to create my imaginative pieces.

The many years of teaching ceramics gave me the confidence to become the artist not just the teacher.





My Process

My work is all hand built. This means that I do not use a potters wheel. I use a combination of earthenware and paper clay which I fire in my kiln to 1950 degrees. I then paint each piece with underglaze 2-3 times, and finally coat it with a clear or opalescent glaze. The piece is fired again to 1780 degrees. All of my work is one of a kind. Even if I try to recreate a piece there will be some differences. My work is evolving and changing as I experiment and develop my style.

The many years of teaching ceramics gave me the confidence to become the artist not just the teacher.