I began working with clay during my senior year in college. The flexibility of the material allowed endless possibilities for creating both functional and decorative forms. Those possibilities, along with the pure joy and therapeutic release of getting your hands dirty and pushing around mounds of clay, captured my interest. This interest has endured through years of graduate work, a demanding profession in healthcare, and (along with my husband) raising two daughters.
Originally my work was more traditional, wheel-thrown pieces, When I moved to Oswego I had the opportunity to take some classes at SUNY Oswego with Richard Zakin and Barbara Frye, both of whom helped me explore the process of hand-building with clay, which opened up many more possibilities for my work. Currently I work primarily with mid-fire stoneware and porcelain. I get ideas, information and feedback from fellow potters and customers, which has helped me revise and develop forms and surface decorations. In reality, it’s a never-ending process, which is why working with clay is so challenging and rewarding.