I enjoy making something useful and attractive using my own two hands. I relish unearthing the hidden potential in a ball of moist clay and guiding its transformation into something beautiful and functional. The subsequent thrill and excitement of sharing the results of my work is a delightful part of making functional pottery. I respect the bond between maker and user. The pot came from my eye and my hands but it appeals to your eye and feels good in your hands. What could be better?
I work side-by-side with my husband, a woodturner and furniture maker in our small business. I primarily use a pottery wheel to make porcelain and stoneware ceramics which are then fired in either a gas-fueled salt kiln or an electric kiln. I have studied pottery extensively at Penland School of Crafts, Haystack School of Crafts, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. You can find my work in publications like Clay Times and 500 Pitchers, Contemporary Expressions of a Classic Form.