A little bit about me. I come from a large family; 6 girls and 5 boys which is probably why I am so prolific with my art. And it's probably why I never wanted kids. (nope, never) I am very happy being alone with my thoughts and a lump of clay. Total introvert at times. I am married to a really nice person, one of the nicest actually. He makes me tea and rubs my head as I fall asleep each and every night. Laughter is very important. And in the world where we live with the dangerous politics, hate and war mongering; laughing isn't always easy. So I try to make my art light-hearted, whimsical with a little darkness. Oh, and if you're a jerk; I've got no time for you.
Aside from making art, one of my greatest passions is travel. If the opportunity to travel arises always find a way to make it happen. In all of my years on this planet I have never heard of a person on their deathbed say "oh I should have worked more and traveled less". Enjoy your life, follow your bliss.
My work is a reflection of life. The pieces are memories of people, places and things I have known. In the small faces I can see members of my family, people I once knew, and even myself. The work tends to be whimsical with a slightly dark under current. There is an exploration of traditional women's activities or hobbies such as dolls and craft.
My sculptural forms are hand built using low-fire clay. Which is why no two figures will ever be exactly the same. The surfaces are decorated with stamped words and a variety of finishes, including oxides, under glaze, and glaze. My art is collected both nationally and internationally. It's in the permanent collection of the Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Armenia. I've shown my work at SDC London, England and I was commissioned to paint Pop Art inspired murals at the Venue in London, England. I've shown work in numerous galleries including the Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, the Florida Craftsmen, St Petersburg, FL, and the Piedmont Craftsmen, Winston-Salem, NC. My sculptural work has appeared in several publications: including Ceramics Ireland, Art Doll Quarterly, but visit the Press page to see more examples.