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 of Crafts and Anderson Ranch School of Arts and Crafts. I have been lucky to study at La Meridiana in Tuscany. The more I learn, the more I am captivated by ceramics.
I create my pieces by hand and many 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.