I began my venture in clay at the Ann Arbor "Y" when I was about 7 years old. I didn't realize at the time what an adventure clay would be and how it would impact my life. I continued to work with clay throughout my childhood and moving into high school where I really found art as an outlet to express myself and what I was experiencing. After graduating I continued to take classes at local centers, but after having my eldest son I took a 17 year hiatus and spent that time raising and watching my sons grow.
As a gift from some friends (ones I have cherished) I received a ceramics class at a local studio and the adventure took off again. After all that time it came back. The feeling I get -- that freedom, relaxation, calm, fearlessness is just at my fingertips. I worked for 6 weeks throwing and destroying everything I made. Each piece took me a little further into the world of bliss. I continued to work with several amazing artists, people that have influenced my work, my ability to understand and relate to clay. People that believed in me and shared so much knowledge. I am grateful for all those that I have had the honor to work with, alongside and to be mentored by. I grew not only in clay, but I now see things not as they are but how they could be – the potential of form, of sound, of creativity.
Every day in clay is another adventure in a world of physical potential and mind-blowing freedom of expression.