I've been a working artist since 2001. When I was 31 years old, I went through a personal transformation resulting in an intense desire to make art. Although I take part time jobs here and there, I spend the majority of my time in the studio, working towards the next show. My expressive work is the result of my intuition, love of color, form, nature and the animal world. Everything I do, from jewelry holders, to every ceramic piece, has layers of color, which is how I see the world, both internal and external.
I own two kilns and a potters wheel and I am fortunate to have a home studio here in Vancouver, Wa, just 20 miles from Portland. I enjoy constructing animals for the home and garden and although I make many of the same items (such as cats, crows and badgers) each is individually sculpted and unique. All of my pieces are fired twice and I apply glaze before each firing so the end result is often a layer of underglaze, iron oxide, more underglaze and a cone six glaze on top of that.