While these continue to be wild times, we are all doing our best to adjust to whatever currently IS. I have faith that art, beauty and collective compassion will see us through. I am pleased that the venues where we gather to share and sell art are being held in person. Through it all I'm still making pots, and will continue to do so, because it is what I love to do.
My love of clay and desire to celebrate the beauty of this great art form fuels my creative energy! Clay has been a major part of my life for forty-nine years. Since 1973, I have utilized a broad array of ceramic processes, including functional, sculptural, low-fire, mid-range Cone 6, high-fire reduction and woodfire to explore the amazing nature of clay in regard to form and surface decoration. After all these years, I still love and am passionate about what I do!
I began selling my work in the Chicago area while also teaching ceramics part-time at both the university level and in Chicago's public schools as a visiting artist. Much of my inspirations came from these early teaching experiences, especially while working with children. Their spontaneity and daring use of color continue to influence my work!
Please see recent work on my Etsy Page and/or contact me directly.
UPCOMING EVENTS • 2023
Artists' Greenhouse Sale
Saturday, April 1, 9am-5pm
Sunday, April 2, 11am-4pm
1335 SW Woodbine Rd.
West Linn, OR 97608 (map)
Ceramic Showcase 2023: 40th Anniversary!
Oregon Convention Center, Hall A
777 NE MLK Jr Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232 (map)
Booth # 15
Friday, April 28th 10am -7pm
Saturday, April 29th 10am - 6pm
Sunday, April 30th 10am - 4pm
Mark your calendars for our 40th anniversary! In 1983, Ceramic Showcase started with over 70 Oregon Potters Association members; this year we’re featuring 200, including some of our original founders and today’s emerging artists. We hope you’ll join us for this 3-day event!
* CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS ONLY, NO CASH OR CHECKS *
Always a FREE event. Suggested donation of $3 to support Clay in Education.
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts: 60th Anniversary
Friday-Sunday, June 23-25
George Rogers Park
611 S State St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 (map)
Art in the High Desert 2023
Friday-Sunday, August 25-27
Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center
3800 SW Airport Wy, Redmond, OR 97756 (map)
TEACHING AND WORKSHOPS • 2023
Ceramics: I, II, III @ Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR. Spring term, M/W, 6-9pm
Ceramics: I, II, @ Clackamas Community College, Oregon City.
Spring, T/Th, 2-4:50pm & 6-8:50pm
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