I am a potter living in East Gloucester, MA. Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in New Jersey I taught art for 10 years. After marrying and moving to Massachusetts I started a family and eventually returned to teaching art for 22 more years.
I have a BA in Art Education and an MFA with a concentration in weaving. Always trying to improve my knowledge and teaching I continued my studies throughout the US and abroad, particularly France and Italy.
My previous career in teaching art for over thirty years gave me exposure and experience with many art forms and cultures. The choice of concentrating on pottery now that I am retired is perfect for my self expression. My love of the natural world is reflected in my work and I enjoy highlighting the organic qualities of the clay.
Membership in the International Ceramics Artists Network and Rocky Neck Art Colony provide camaraderie and artistic stimulation. Taking a lump of clay from mud consistency to a fired, durable work of art is very satisfying. Enhancing my work with designs that reflect my respect for the world around me is essential.
Pottery is a medium that enables me to combine my experiences and use them to experiment with shape, form, color & function. The tactile quality of the clay in its various stages, provides a vehicle for my love of textures, patterns and design.