Artist Statement

I create wheel thrown and hand built pottery intended to delight the soul with beauty and service. Verdant green, cranberry red, teal, metallic copper, and gold are some of the colors I glaze my vases, planters, and tableware.

I find inspiration from botanical forms, patterns, textures, and colors seen in nature. By altering forms wet, carving, and brushing slip to create relief I strive to make pots that engage the user visually, emotionally, as well as encourage tactile exploration. After years of potting exclusively with porcelain I have included iron bearing stoneware clay in my studio and find it’s earthy quality exciting. Working with clay for over 35 years I continue to be pleasured and honored to see my work bring joy, beauty, and service to people’s lives.