I have been making art of some kind since I was very small. My family had a sculpture of a magician on our piano and that image has stayed with me. I finally used that image on a stoneware violin I created. My father played the violin and my mother played the piano. I was not musical so I expressed my creativity by drawing all over everything in the house.
For the last 25 years I have been creating works in clay, mostly figurative and a little surreal. Dreams and memories pop up in my work and often surprise me. When I am working in clay I am in my bliss and time disappears. Exploring the possibilities and encountering the unexpected are what inspire me and keep me creating new pieces.
I have studied at Texas Christian University, University of Texas at Arlington and Tarrant County College and taken workshops notably by Phillippe Faraut and Sergei Isupov.
I was a member of the Torpedo Factory in Virginia where I had a one person show. I have shown in Texas and New Mexico and teach workshops.
I worked as an illustrator for many years and use these graphic skills on my ceramic sculptures. . My interest is figurative with emphasis on women, mystery and magic and their connection to the natural world. My work requires close scrutiny because there are many small surprises and hidden images.