CURRENT FEATURED ARTIST
I have always wanted to create art. I started with drawing and oils, then added pastels when I reached high school. When I began college, pursuing a BFA at the College of New RochelIe, I decided to try some other mediums; pottery, weaving, and printmaking. The medium of pottery really spoke to me, becoming a passion. I’ve been playing with clay now for over 45 years having still not tired of it. I enjoy the immediacy of it and the ability to incorporate texture and color. For the last 20 years, I have been creating hand-built pieces.
Having always appreciated handmade jewelry, I decided to try metalsmithing in 2001 when my daughter was starting preschool. It seemed more adaptable to the small time blocks I would have available at home. I found another medium through which to enjoy color and texture.
My inspiration comes from the materials and the techniques in both clay and metal. I tend to assemble pieces in both clay and/or metal, adding texture and color. My pieces are still influenced by my love of Japanese ceramics and impressionist painting.