"Majolica earthenware that is a joy to use and beautiful to display."
I have loved to draw and paint since childhood and would spend hours poring over fairy tale books and copying the illustrations. Perhaps because of growing up in a large family with no room for clutter, I came to appreciate things that were both functional and beautiful. My studio looks out onto my organic garden and our six chickens. Between gardening and pottery, it seems like my hands are...
... never clean.
A background in the fine and graphic arts, including 15 years of sign painting, developed brush and layout abilities; but it was when I took my first pottery class in the early 90s that my direction in art radically changed. I was so excited that, driving to class, my heart would pound and it was hard to breathe. Thankfully, it was an open studio - I could be there from 7am to 10pm! Yay! I was especially drawn to majolica with its bright painterly colors and enduring elegance. I have since taken several workshops, the biggest influence being Linda Arbuckle's majolica workshop.
My work has won many awards, including Best Ceramics several times, and been exhibited at the top shows in the country. My primary goal is to make work that you love to use and have around you.
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