Artist Statement

Each piece begins with the turning of the potters wheel. The nature of this organic material dominates the landscape in which decisions are made. I aspire to compose vessels filled with energy and balance. My efforts are focused on a unity of form and surface while maintaining the broader attention to function. I am inspired by the familiarity of these forms as they relate to our daily life and rituals. These considerations drive my daily efforts to create pottery that will find a special place in the hearts and hands of their users.

Many of the pieces are altered, while others remain round. Much of my work incorporates design achieved by a process called water etching.The majority of the glazes that I use are celadon having a rich history in Asian ceramics, and are fired in a gas reduction kiln to cone 10.
My work is food, oven, dishwasher and microwave safe. It is my intent that they be used and become a favorite in your home.

I have exhibited  work at several juried festivals, art crawls and galleries in the Minneapolis Minnesota area and now in California. A former member and exhibitor of the Women's Ceramic Artist of Minnesota, and a recent member of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California.

After moving to California in 2018 I was fortunate enough to find my new studio at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, where my work can be viewed by appointment or visit my website where my work can be purchased.


1050 River St, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

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