Imperial Crown

Ceramics/Raku 7"Hx10"D
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Agememnon

Ceramics/Raku 48"Hx38"W
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Imperial Slippers

Ceramics/Raku 3"Hx4"Wx9"L
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Iris Fan

Ceramics/Raku 14"Hx17"W
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Bird of Paradise Fan

Ceramics/Raku 14"Hx17"W
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"Ra" Giver of Light

Ceramics/Raku 37"Hx27"W
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I am drawn to things that are exotic, rich in quality, and have complexity of design. I have always been interested in the arts of eastern and middle eastern countries; ethnic clothing, costumes, and ecclesiastical garments. In my drawings, which is where it all begins, my aim is to come up with complex imagery of a ceremonial robe of unidentifiable origin.

Clay has been my medium of choice since 1970 and Raku firing since 1972. My work has rich lusterous glazes and most are embellished with 23kt gold leaf. My pieces consist mostly of hand-formed tiles that are etched with floral and geometric images. The process from drawing to completed piece is long, slow and arduous.

I am a graduate of the University of Maryland where I majored in studio arts and where I taught for a number of years. I am recipient of grants from the Friends of the Torpedo Factory the Prince Georges Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. My pieces have been exhibited and is in collections throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.