These are wild times! We are all riding the waves of ever-changing unknowns. I have faith that art, beauty and collective compassion will see us through. At the same time, the venues that we gather to share and sell art have mostly been cancelled or closed. So our creativity needs to channel into new outlets. I'm still making pots, and will continue to, 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-seven 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 • 2021
Spring Sidewalk Sale ~
Celebrating Ceramic Showcase
Saturday and Sunday, May 1 & 2, 2021
10am - 5pm
OUTSIDE and socially distanced
3625 NE 16th Ave
Portland, OR 97212 (map)
Just in time to shop for Mother's Day! Come join me for my masked and socially-distanced Spring Sidewalk Sale! I will be selling an assortment of colorful porcelain dinnerware, wood fired ceramic sculpture and an array of discounted items. My event is part of Ceramic Showcase Pop Up 2021 (See guide).
Alternatively, if you would prefer to shop online, please check out my Etsy page. I will be adding more work throughout the week to my page. You can also contact me directly if you have a special order in mind, would like to set up an appointment or purchase a gift certificate*. I am happy to ship or can arrange for you to pick up from my front porch.
*I offer gift certificates $25 and up which can be redeemed anytime within a year. Let your person choose their favorite piece -- or have them contact me to create something special! Call or email, and we can set this up.
Upcoming Shows 2021
With the world still struggling with the pandemic likely for months to come, many Spring, Summer and Fall 2021 in-person shows have been cancelled or are still in flux. These shows ARE on track to happen and I will be there! I'll keep you posted of any changes.
WOW: Women in Woodfire
June 4 - 26, 2021
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Art in the Park
June 26 & 27, 2021
George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego, OR
Anacortes Arts Festival 2021.
August 6-8, 2021
Coupeville Festival ~ Arts and Crafts.
August 14 & 15, 2021
Coupeville, WA on Whidby Island
Teaching and Workshops
Ceramics: I, II, III @ Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR. Summer term, Date TBD
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