I have been working with clay for more than 40 years but always had other jobs. At long last, I have succumbed to clay’s magical properties and am working full-time as an artist.
Clay is such a versatile medium because it can range from highly functional to purely decorative. It is both sculptural and painterly. And what happens during the firing process can be magic or tragic. I love the complexity and mystery of this amazing medium and delight in the process of developing my work and continuing to learn.
In recent work, I have been exploring portraiture. I strive to create work that captures likeness but does not get bogged down or feel overworked. Obsessed with texture and pattern, I incorporate it into everyday objects and jewelry.
I feel like I am just at the beginning of understanding where this is all headed but I am so grateful to be on this journey. I have been learning metal smithing from a master jeweler allowing me to incorporate metal elements into my work.
Thank you for visiting my site and for your interest.
You can find my work on the 4th floor of the Northrup King Building in NE Minneapolis, Studio 439
Mailing Address: 2220 Bayard Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55116
NEMAA Northeast Minneapolis Artists Association
American Craft Council