Welcome to my website dedicated to my work as a Ceramic Artist. After 30 years as a production potter and 10 additional years of working in clay, I'm taking my acquired skills to explore clay and other art forms in new ways. Handbuilding is not entirely new to me but instead of creating utilitarian vessels, I've chosen to create sculptural tiles. My tiles are one-of-a-kind, the themes are related to nature. Current artwork in my portfolio is locally inspired and they are primarily landscapes, botanical studies, animal portraits and most recently birds and nests. But with the freedom that comes from creating a single piece, I am open and eager to explore new ideas. Each tile is simply framed and ready to hang. For those of you who are most familiar with my pottery I have decided it is time to let that go and I am no longer making it. As the saying goes "out with old, in with the new". Alongside making sculptural tiles, I've delved into painted paper collage with enthusiasm. My collage work is about serendipity and spontaneity. Each one is a surprise to me, rich in color and shape, abstract but also reminiscent of landscapes, real or imaginary.
I find teapots wonderfully complex and a creative challenge. They are definitely an artform and a way to bring art into everday experiences. No matter the choice of tea, serving it in a beautiful teapot heightens the pleasure. I make a variety of styles and sizes from small personal teapots to larger capacity teapots that are perfect for serving tea to guests.