A clay sculpture artist for over twenty-seven years. There is a fascination with trying to express nonverbal emotion through clay, especially with human portraits. Many of my animal sculptures take on more of a whimsical or humorous spirit, my equine and abstract nomadic forms present a more calm/fluid presence. All of my sculptures are handbuilt, so each has its own personality and any imperfections just add character. I utilize alternative firing techniques like horsehair, saggar, naked raku, pit and barrel firing for finishing my pieces.
I was honored to have a solo exhibition sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission in Nashville, October-November, 2018.
Memberships include: Southern Highlands Craft Guild, Foothills Craft Guild, Terra Madre Women in Clay, American Crafts Council, Oak Ridge Art Center, and Arts and Culture Alliance of Knoxville.
Being able to create a sculptural piece with my hands is truly a spiritual process. Part of me will always live in that piece no matter where it finds a home. That is why I continue to create and share my love of art.