Pottery has been part of my life for over 20 years. My primary interest is functional pottery although I do make some decorative pieces. My favorite things to make are large bowls and platters. When creating them I imagine gatherings of friends and family enjoying dinner served with my pottery. I have a large family, which makes for fun family holiday dinners. I am inspired by these gatherings to create pieces that embody this spirit.

I have had a varied professional career while pottery was kept on the sidelines. I was a newspaper reporter, technical writer and editor, insurance agent, dog groomer and cake decorator. In between all that I had two beautiful daughters but clay was never far from my hands.

My first foray into pottery was when I was 10 years old. Although the class was short-lived I never forgot how much I loved it. After graduating college I decided to bring pottery back into my life. I began taking lessons and haven’t stopped making pottery since.