A potter for over 50 years, I sell and exhibit my work through gallery shows, craft fairs and retail shops. I have been a member of Handwork Artisan Cooperative in Ithaca for over 25 years. I have taught many classes in pottery and clay sculpture and also give ceramic workshops. I was an instructor at TC3 and taught at Cornell University for 16 years. I received my BFA degree in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute and received a MFA degree in ceramics from SUNY New Paltz.
My method of production involves combining thrown pottery forms with hand built forms. When the forms are hard, they are cut and designed to make one piece. I make cups, bowls, teapots, vases and covered jars. The glazing process involves applying underglaze color with a spray gun along with some brush work. After the work is fired in a kiln, I cover the piece with glaze and fire again to give a glassy finish.