In my ceramics, I use a traditional Italian “maiolica” technique which showcases my love for color and fanciful design. Wheel-thrown or hand-formed pieces are made from red earthenware clay, then fired and covered in a white glaze. Bold designs of fruits, flowers and birds are painted with colored stains on top and melt into the glaze when fired a second time, creating a lovely, softened effect.
My mosaic work brings together bright bits of stained glass, beads, jewelry, and found objects to create intricate, elegant designs. As in my ceramics, I try to give a new twist to time-honored techniques to create beautiful and useful objects for everyday enjoyment.
My work has been juried into numerous shows and sold in stores and galleries across the country. I studied at The Corcoran College of Art and Design and crafts schools such as Haystack, Anderson Ranch, Penland, and Arrowmont. I teach classes for adults and children at various local schools and art centers.