A native of central VA., the inspirations are derived from life interactions & by this life setting. From an early age, this left handed artist knew she saw things differently. Finding horses, provided balances, freedom, & acceptance for growing up.
The high school, near Charlottesville, a college town, had a great art teacher & good program which provided hope & opportunities. As the prospect for college loomed, she told, the teacher that she wanted to study art, but knew she was not as good as some of the other students there. Waldo said, “The others, for the most part don’t care about the art. The difference is you really want the art. Always go for what you want. You cannot know if you do not try. ”
The majority of the formal education was in the South. Studying clay in TN at ETSU(BS), NC at Penland School, clay in VA at JMU, & LA at LSU(MFA),she also apprenticed with a production potter & did multiple educational immersions. Coming home was a natural transition. The work is grounded in life & is a personal response to the enduring tenacity of life.