Working with clay is my passion. My waking hours are filled with thoughts about shape and color, and how they would work on pottery. I view any object I come in contact with during the day as something to make texture on clay. I’m not sure which I love more, the process or the product. It is an amazing feeling when someone enjoys, and displays in their home, pottery I created.
I fell in love with clay in high school (and that was a very long time ago). Since that time I have continued to improve my skills at Penn State University, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, The Carnegie, Nancy Smith’s studio, Fireborn Studios, and Touchstone Center for Crafts.
Currently, I have my own studio where I create most of my pieces. I throw with porcelain and stoneware, and fire to cone 6 Oxidation. I make some of my own glazes, and use some commercial glazes. I can also be found at the W. PA. School for the Deaf, where I run the after school pottery club, and get to make more pieces!