My art training started at Bradford College in Bradford Massachusetts where I started taking art and pottery courses. During one winter interim, I went to Santa Fe, New Mexico to study Native American Jewelry and southwestern art. During my time there I fell in love with the landscapes, the shapes and colors that the earth created during different hours of the day. Later, I moved to Philadelphia, to attended Philadelphia College of Art and graduated with a major in ceramics and jewelry. During that time I started creating colored porcelain landscape vessels.
My work was exhibited at Philadelphia School of Art and various exhibits throughout Philadelphia area. After many years in Philadelphia, I moved to NH, where I taught pottery at the Nashua Arts and Science Center.
Since 2010, I have started working with colored polymer clay as a substitute for high fire porcelain clays to incorporate into my jewelry. The Polymer material lends itself to shaping and takes kindly to manipulations that include blending various colors. Kneading, blending and cutting the colors create a configuration that is reminiscent of a scene in nature – a mountain with a small rivulet resembling a waterfall, a set of waves sliding onto a sandy beach or any landscape imaginable. There are a lot of colors and patterns and shapes found in nature. Out of what seems to be an endless amount of clay, there is a possibility of one or two images to be found. The rest of the clay is recycled. Each piece is unique and cannot be duplicated, like each day.
I am married, and have a daughter in college. We currently reside in Merrimack, NH with one dog, two cats, and a fish.