Born by the sea, raised in the desert, living my adult life teaching English in Mexico, Japan and Colorado, I bring my passion for the watery world, the hot prickly desert and different cultures to my artwork. I create my clay pieces with a positive outlook on life and a sense of humor. Each of my pieces is hand built with groggy Big White, terra cotta or porcelain clay. I also use wire, beads and bits of nature to complete my sculptures.
I started working in clay as a child at the Grand Junction Art Center and then continued to take every art class offered through high school. Living three years on the coast of Japan in a pottery-loving community, I took classes in hand-building and came to appreciate Japanese esthetics while drinking a bowl of Matcha. I continue my journey in clay at the Guild and by taking classes locally and in Santa Fe.