June 3 – 24, 2022

Opening reception: Friday, June 3, 2022

5 – 8 p.m.

I believe that one should always have fresh flowers in their home, even if they have to go out and pick them themselves.  I have strong opinions about vases: they should accent the flowers not compete with the flowers; they should have enough of a water well to support the arrangement for the day; they should be bottom heavy so the arrangement will not topple with height; the shape should be interesting both visually and tactically.

The idea of ceramics, as a process of both art and science, was introduced to me during nursing school. Since that day, most of my free time has been devoted to clay and the transformation it makes undergoing fire. Inspiration for my work often comes from the animals and organisms that cross my path while in nature. My devotion to texture and commitment to balanced work comes from an encounter that I had working as a nurse. While caring for a blind woman in the emergency department, she explained the basis of her world; visual esthetics played no part in her choices, her world was based on sound and texture. So I hope that when you hold one of my pieces in your hands you can close your eyes and conjure up a tale.