I have always enjoyed creating art. Oil painting and sculpture were my primary forms of artistic expression for many years. My work has also included pencil, pastels, acrylics, and Japanese watercolors. Pottery as an art form was added to my artistic palette 35 years ago, and has been my passion ever since.
I currently produce functional and creative pottery at my Plymouth, Michigan studio and at the Village Potters Guild. I have been a member of the guild for 20 years, where I have taught several years of adult classes. I also taught a pottery mentorship program at the Plymouth Community Art Council for middle and high school students. Teaching brings out a new dimension in pottery for me. The joy of watching and guiding students when they are creating something they are proud of is truly illuminating.
My current expressions in clay are the result of years of study and experimentation. I feel that all aspects of pottery have their intrigue, from the formation and the altering of shape, to the combination of textures and colors.
I am constantly striving to enhance my creative design both in form and embellishment.
Producing all facets of pottery, including functional pieces, sleek sculpture forms, wall hangs, jewelry, yard art, "coffee table art" and raku interest me. I have participated in invitational shows and been juried into many art shows throughout Michigan. My work has been exhibited at local galleries and I have received the honor of "Best in Clay" and "Best of Show" at art shows. The Observer-Eccentric newspaper has featured me with my pottery in several issues.