|My life with clay started upon my retirement from the corporate
world in 2001. Design ideas emanate from two different spheres.
The many trips I have taken overseas visiting historical areas of
different cultures are a source of inspiration as well as my
educational background in textiles design.
Texture plays a very important element in the design of many of
my pieces. The art pieces achieve their texture through the use of
multiple layers of glazes, use of wood ash and textured glazes. I
utilize stamping, incising and sprigging as a complement to the
glazing process. My work is both functional and decorative. I
create pieces for everyday use that are functional but can also be
considered a piece of artwork. All of the functional ware is food
safe, microwave and dishwasher safe. Custom work is available
What intrigues me about the craft is that I am a designer, a
craftsperson, a business manager, a chemist and a retailer. I have
fallen in love with all aspects of the process, designing, throwing,
trimming, hand building, glazing, firing and decorating. Most of all
I love what I do everyday.
Naples, FL 34119