I still have my first piece of clay art from fourth grade. I‘ve always been interested in crafts and after a pottery class in high school, I majored in art education with an emphasis in clay at Michigan State University.
After graduation instead of working in the art field, I got a job in a public library. My work there varied but was mostly public relations and administration. It was rewarding work but 34 years later with a Masters in Library Science and lots of library experience, I decided it was time for new challenges.
In 1994 I helped found the Village Potters Guild and finally got back to working with clay.
I love the process of making a piece of art that has a purpose in everyday life. I work both on the potter’s wheel and hand build. My style varies and I love to learn new methods of working with clay. Much of my current work is painted pottery.
I am still amazed that I can take lump of clay and make a beautiful useful object.