Form follows function - the byline of the Bauhaus pottery tradition - has informed my work for quite some time. The tableware is designed to contain wholesome food and encourage conviviality in sharing it.
Garden art and tile collage allow me an expressive outlet for whimsy and
I work primarily in stoneware, firing at cone 10 in a gas-fired kiln. I also do some work in an electric kiln at cone 6. I work at a cooperative pottery studio called Club Mud, where we share equipment but mix our own glazes and do our own firings. I have learned so much from my fellow-potters, and am glad to be a part of a community of craftspeople.
I thought I wanted to study the relationship between art and mental health, and become an art therapist, but a ceramics class became my therapy, and there was no turning back. I have taught clay classes to every age and ability, and learn much from my students. I find inspiration for my work in nature, in story and in my dream life.