I have lived in the Verde Valley for 30 years, where I work out of my studio set among the Red Rocks. I draw my inspiration from the native landscape, people, and animals, to create my present and evolving works in clay.
I graduated from UCLA. When I started playing with clay, I knew this was the direction I wanted to follow forever. Porcelain is the main clay I like to use for my functional pieces, always using lead free glazes. However, I also like the bright colors of the low fire glazes for my Raku creations and fantasy platters.
I have traveled extensively in Mexico, North and South America, Europe, and Africa. I found in every country the indigenous people creating their vessels and masks to represent their spirits. I, too, am a mask maker, both large and small.
I look forward to a long relationship with the spirit of my clay and those who appreciate its beauty. ENJOY!
A little about me:
My background includes over 30 years of experience as a professional Calligrapher. I love to do commission work; a special poem or saying; wedding invitations and envelopes and any situation where you want to add that special "personal touch".
I also teach privately and taught for many years at the college level. My hand made cards can also include your personal message. I enjoy using custom papers and unique colors - and collage is my new path and art form.
Lately, I have been using clay as yet anther medium for my lettering.