A transplant from the Bay Area and Eastern Ohio, I make my home in the Columbia River Valley of SW Washington state. I am mother to four sons and two daughters and the highlight of my young-mother years were the numerous kitchen table art sessions with my children.
I became a functional production potter via the traditional apprenticeship / immersion route, working under and with a rotation of several Master Potters for 5 months and then intensively as a studio apprentice for two different professional potters in two different states.
My goal being the merging of form and function, I create dishes for everyday use, therefore bringing beauty into our daily lives and ordinary motions. My love of pottery is rooted in my lifelong love of tea and the cradling of mugs. This became such a grounding routine in my day that I was determined to create the dishes that I wanted to hold.
I am grateful to have studied watercolor in Maine on Vinalhaven Island with local celebrated artists. They remain a huge inspiration.