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About the Artist


My work is steeped in archetypal and personal symbolism. Figures, houses, boats, are just some of the forms I choose to work with. They all have several layers of meaning I find intriguing.

My surfaces reflect the attraction I have for found objects. The wear of the surfaces, and marks of their journey is the feel I strive to achieve on my own work. To accomplish this I use a layering technique.

Each piece begins with slabs or on the potter’s wheel. The pieces grow with the application of coils or additional slabs. When completed, I carve or texture the surface and let dry. The base colors are applied and fired. I then apply and wipe off a combination of terra sigilattas, slips, stains and glazes, and fire again. This process is repeated until I achieve the desired effect.

Since receiving my BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1990, I have worked solely in the ceramics field. Presently I am represented by numerous galleries, teach at several pottery studios, instruct workshops, sell at art fairs, and have been published in ceramic periodicals. In 2000, my husband and I built my studio right outside our backdoor. And in 2007 we completed a 40 cu ft. gas car kiln.

Life is good.