I came to pottery about the same time I started growing flowers and enjoying cooking. The process of making has always intrigued me. My pottery echoes my woodland studio: quietly elegant pots that hint at leaves whispering or egrets winging along the nearby Susquehanna. I often finish my thrown or slab pieces with sparse brushwork reminiscent of Japanese sumie. With 30+years in clay, I embrace the role of potter. I'm lucky to have been immersed in art from an early age. My mother Mary Lou, a recognized watercolor painter, and sister Linda, professional photographer both taught me how to see light, form, contrast and color. Elements of design emerge in clay.
I work full time in my one-person studio. I design, produce, glaze and finish each piece, working in cone6 stoneware and formulating my own lead-free glazes. I am a Master Artisan of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. When not in my studio or at Fine Craft shows, I'm often kayaking in the river of tramping in the mud.