I love the way clay takes on qualities of other materials. Its ability to mimic fabric pulled me in right away. I make these pieces as if cutting from a dressmaker's pattern. After assembling each simple shape, I attach thin slabs of clay one by one. Layers of vintage-inspired patinas, contrasted with bright button-like "accoutrements" complete each piece. No two are alike. I play with and alter each piece until it is, to my eye, exactly the right size, shape and color.
After receiving an MFA from George Washington University, I began exhibiting work in Washington DC and later in galleries in the US, Taiwan and Canada. The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, The Fuller Museum of Craft, Brockton, MA and The Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC all have samples of my work in their permanent collections. Relocating to Asheville NC in 2015, you can find me now, full time, in my studio, with a view!
See my work in Asheville, River Arts District, at Odyssey Co Op Gallery and in North Asheville at Grovewood Gallery www.grovewood.com/ Visit me by appointment in my studio, or online at The Artful Home Please contact me directly through this website with questions.
See the exhibit "Wonder" at the Folk Art Center February 10-May 8 Folk Art Center where I will be showing a selection of new teapots.
Work on this site is available for purchase unless otherwise noted. The listed price includes shipping within the US.