My inspiration for ceramics is the love I find in the beauty of nature. So, it’s wonderful that my art begins with mud!
I started my adventure in art as an abstract expressionist painter in college and loved the freedom it entailed. A class in ceramics attracted me to the tactile qualities of clay and after earning a degree in Studio Art at Barat College I thought I would pursue a career in art. Life took me in another direction but I never lost my love for painting, photography, and ceramics. I have taken ceramics classes and workshops in Illinois and Michigan. Now I am a guest member at the Village Potters Guild in Plymouth, MI.
I love simplicity, authenticity, and the natural world. Much of my pandemic year has been spent walking outside. The beauty I find there has been rejuvenating and pleasurable, just like working with clay. I see natural elements like plants, insects, and birds becoming more of a focus in my pots. My work is hand-built; focusing on form, texture, and color and results in trays, platters, bowls, vases, lanterns, and most recently, sculpted birds. My work is intuitive and playful in nature and is meant to be decorative.
My work is for sale at The Art Shop in Highland, MI.