I’m Brooklyn born but grew up partially in Florida and received a Bachelors Degree from Florida State. I lived in South Carolina for years teaching, and 4 years in Knoxville, Tennessee where I received an MFA from the University of Tennessee, in Ceramics. I moved back to New York in 1986, ready to work hard and live my dream of being an artist.
I am drawn to clay because of its responsive and earthy qualities. I’m inspired by many periods of historical ceramics such as Minoan, Japanese Oribe, Persian and many more. All through my practice of making art I have worked with other 2D mediums to create my art. I am currently using ink, pastel, watercolor and collage. The ceramic work that I am making for Gowanus 2017 and the PSWT Open Studios, are limited-edition earthenware, one-of-a-kind functional pots, as well as large sculptural vessels.
In the selection of materials that I use, I always strive to bring a strong life force and boldness to the work—one that seeks to connect with the universal, the spirit of the preciousness of life in each moment. My work has been exhibited throughout the US, in Tokyo, Japan at the Koryn Shoto Kai flower arranging school, and is part of the permanent collection of the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy.