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I got hooked on ceramics during college and continued to make work for many years as a hobby. In June 2011 I decided to ditch the corporate world after over 10 years in human resources and focus on making and selling my artwork full-time. A risky move that has since become integrated into my design and developme… Read More
I got hooked on ceramics during college and continued to make work for many years as a hobby. In June 2011 I decided to ditch the corporate world after over 10 years in human resources and focus on making and selling my artwork full-time. A risky move that has since become integrated into my design and development process.

A studio member at the Ceramic Studio at AMOCA in Pomona, CA. I am known at the studio for rarely, okay never, testing a glaze or glaze combination before using it on a piece, for using a different clay body every other week, and, I'm sure, for being a little out there. : ) All of this trial and error is reflected in my work, which ranges from the traditional to the earthy to cute to the just plain weird.

Most of my inspiration comes from nature and earthy, fittingly, is a word frequently used to describe my work. Trees, in particular, are a fascinating subject for me and I've incorporated them into the majority of my work.

A little known fact, is that my tree pieces began out of my love for trees as something more for me. I had originally intended to focus on artistic, yet still functional, mugs as a main product line. It is my tree-inspired work that has resonated more with others.

I have been and continue to be lucky to be involved in the Redlands Art Association for their member show themes never seem to fit with my current work. I've created some popular series of work using the show themes as a jumping off point such as waffle-weave fruit bowls and square flower vases.

If I've learned anything since starting on this journey to share my art with all of you, it is that the occasional risk is inspiring all by itself. I can't wait for what kind of twist my next experiment will yield. Read Less
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