During the summer months I look out of my studio windows and enjoy the birds that are darting in and out of the trees and all of the beautiful blooming plants. In the winter months I can see the beauty of the tree branches without their foliage. Each day makes nature my constant companion and inspiration for my work. I like to transform the peace that nature provides into my work and I do so by creating patterns with trees, flowers, and wildlife from the clay. I then chose soft glazes to compliment my work and often I will layer the glazes finding that this process adds yet another aspect of peacefulness for me and my work.
After receiving a BS Degree in Commercial Art from the University of Central Missouri I studied oil portraiture at the Minnesota River School of Fine Art. When my interests turned toward clay I studied at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Mitchell Community College and the Sawtooth Center for Visual Art. I am a founding member of the Little River Gallery in Sparta, NC, and I currently hold memberships with the Yadkin Arts Council, the Yadkin Valley Craft Guild, the Winston Salem Crafts Guild, and Associated Artists of Winston Salem.
PO Box 436
Roaring Gap, NC 28668