I first started working in clay as a way to stay connected to my mother as I was raising my own kids and fostering a career as a school social worker. Although I frequently incorporated art into my life and career as a way to facilitate expression and wellness I never thought of myself as an artist. When I left social work, I found I missed the centering effect that art brought me and turned to pottery full time.
I find ceramics is a reflection of life and natural progression. Planning and control can only get you so far as you never know what the next day will bring. Often our biggest risks and experiments can yield astounding results or utter failures, but either way it leads to reflection and growth. The ability to begin with a humble lump of clay and turn it into something that brings joy in its everyday use is a journey that I love.
I have a passion for hand carving wheel thrown porcelain pieces. I have found that thin walled, balanced shapes are the ideal canvas for carving a woodland forest, floral motifs or geometric patterns. Each piece is unique and reflect the journey from the earth to a vessel that is intended to bring light and joy.