My home-based studio is located in the suburbs of Northern Virginia where I work under the supervision of my two cats.
While I’ve been making art all my life, I originally wanted to be a heart surgeon, then an astronomer. A visit to MoMA – the Museum of Modern Art in NYC – on a field trip for my high school art class changed everything. That trip was the first lightning strike.
Graduating from art school at Syracuse University, I worked professionally as an illustrator/designer, working in both dry and wet media for several years. Along the way I’ve also done jewelry design with a focus on bead work, then linocut printmaking. Out of curiosity I decided to take a class in wheel thrown pottery. Even after a typical first class (who knew that a pound of clay could be so hard to center?) I felt a profound rightness in working with clay that I hadn’t experienced with any other medium. I happily worked on the wheel for some years, and then studied hand building. That’s when lightning struck a second time. I’ve been a dedicated hand-builder from then on.
If you see a ceramic mask or tile on the website that has already sold and you would like to purchase a similar piece on commission, please know that I create my pieces as unique works of art. So, while the commissioned piece will be like the sold item, it will not be an exact copy.
Contact me for details about my commission process.