I fell in love with clay almost 40 years ago and have sought refuge in it, on and off, ever since. I love the texture, the maleability, the beauty of creating something of value out of what is essentially dirt, and above all, I love the patience it has taught me. It will not be hurried or forced. Yet I love the challenge of trying to do just that: manipulating the forms, the surfaces, creating different textures and designs.
Over the past few years, I have transitioned from potter to sculptor, creating figures and busts, with a particular interest in faces, hair, the human head. I am inspired by ancient sculptures, mythology and people I see on the subway. Each piece I create has a personality and like birthing a child, I often don’t know who they will turn out to be.
I have no formal art training but work at Greenwich House Pottery at 16 Jones Street in the West Village where I also take classes. I have been taught by many wonderful teachers there over the years and influenced by many fellow artists in clay.