All my life I have been drawn to art. My career as a medical illustrator spanned more than 30 years and I loved the intricacy and detail required for my artwork. Since retiring in 2001, I have chosen to express my artistry in clay because it offered the same opportunity for intricacy and detail plus the added challenge of being tactile and dimensional and completely unrestrictive. I started with classes in Chapel Hill and Durham and then took workshops at Penland School and Anderson Ranch School Arts and Crafts. The more I learned, the more I was captivated by ceramics.
I create my pieces by hand and most of them are functional. They are often carved or pierced using designs found in nature, sometimes abstractly, sometimes literally. Each work is original and one of the kind.