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About me

Many of my sculptural pieces have been an investigation of the play between the internal and the external, both psychologically and visually.
I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and my Master of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.  
I spent several years making and showing my work before starting a family.  
When I returned to working in clay, I was delighted to find the same joy I found at each earlier encounter.  
Thanks for spending time here.

My attraction to clay began when, as a child, I saw a potter demonstrating at an outdoor festival.  I thought it magic, watching him transform a cylinder into a large-bellied pitcher. That day, at about 7 years old, I knew I wanted to be a potter.  A few years later I made a small clay bird at a museum camp; I can still remember, all these years later, the feel of the smooth, glazed bird in my hand.  

In both undergraduate and graduate school my focus was on sculptural clay pieces, only learning to throw on the wheel after my formal education.  It is surprising to me that it took so long for my passion of design and color to come together with my love of clay. It seems so obvious now.​