Tour the studio to see work that is finished and in process, and to learn about the science and art of transforming mud to magic. I create on the wheel and handbuild, often combining techniques from both traditions to make sculptural vessels for food, plants, décor.
I was introduced to clay while earning my bachelor’s degree in art education 35 years ago, and I keep coming back to it. The architectural and fluid nature of this material is an endless source of questions and creativity. My ideas are influenced by nature, (particularly water), and construction (often related to quilting).
After teaching art K-12, starting and running a cooperative gallery, and advocating for the arts in my community, the year 2018 brings new life and adventure. This spring I moved my studio and home from Northern New York to Ithaca. I am excited to live, learn, work and play here, with clay and art making as my center.
My formal ceramics training includes classes at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, Alfred University, Buffalo State College, and attending various conferences around the United States. I have taught ceramics at the high school level and in the community.
Studio Location Details:
In the South Hill neighborhood, my home and studio is just off Hudson Street, abutting the South Hill Recreation Trail. The house is the loudest one on the street–red, yellow, green–easy to see! Park in front, then walk around to the back, where you will see the studio entrance, a walkout basement.