My work is inspired by natural forms that are reminiscent of sea life, botanical flowers and seed pods. I’m fascinated by nature's many ways of growing and existing in beautiful shades of green and contrasting colors. I am compelled to make work to stave off depression and it makes me very happy.
My work is made with earthenware, formed from pinch pots and slabs, and lots of glorious, juicy textures and holes.
I first touched clay in a Portland Children's Art Museum class in 1971, where I made a dish for our family guinea pigs, and I’ve been hooked ever since. In 1979, I took a year of ceramics at Tigard Senior High School and it was really, really awesome! After a twenty-year hiatus full of broken dreams and too many cookies, I took classes in throwing and hand building at Georgies Ceramic Supply while putting together a small studio in the garage. From 2008 to 2010, I took ceramics classes at Portland Community College. Currently, I am making pod forms in my home studio in SE Portland.