I took my first pottery class when I was sixteen at The Artist's Association of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts during a family vacation. They offered month-long classes over the Summer in an old barn just off Main Street. The results were three or four very heavy, very badly trimmed bowls which survive somewhere on a shelf in my mother's house.
During my first year of college I took another pottery class and spent most of those two semesters in the clay studio. Things changed, though, as I went on to pursue both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in music performance and put pottery in the back of my mind.
Ten years later, I was working as a reservations agent for a major airline and decided on a whim to take a pottery class. This time the clay bug bit, and for the past eighteen years I have made wheel-thrown, functional pottery. My work has evolved to embody simple, clean forms with carved surface designs. My pots are fired either in a high-fire reduction kiln or a salt kiln. My influences are The Leach Family, Mark Hewitt, Cynthia Bringle and Robin Hopper. My main goal is to produce pottery that is beautiful and useful. My hope is that my mugs, plates, bowls and pitchers will be used at a table where people come together not only to enjoy a good meal but to discuss, laugh, cry, debate and connect.
I am currently a faculty member at The Craft Guild of Dallas. All clays and glazes are non-toxic, and all pottery is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Member: The Craft Guild of Dallas, Texas Clay Artists Association.