My romance with clay began when I was about 8 years old! My brother and I were allowed to dig clay in a deep gully on back 40 of my grandfather’s farms in Alabama. As a young adult, I was determined to learn to throw and actually fire that clay. I have worked in clay as an adult for more than 40 years and have taught wheel throwing, hand building, and majolica.
Every part of this process is magical and unpredictable. I love to get lost in the feeling of working with clay where stress and worries vanish when the focus shifts to creating. This is a feeling I want to share with my students. I taught classes for several years at the Crealdé School of Art. Then, Kim Miller, at that time the manager at The City of Orlando Pottery Studio, introduced me to that wonderful studio, where I am currently employed as a staff member and instructor.
I have taken many classes and workshops in art and ceramics at Florida State University, Tennessee Tech’s Appalachian Center for Crafts, Crealdé School of Art, Maitland Art Center, City of Orlando Pottery Studio, and local community colleges.