Since childhood, I’ve loved working with my hands, building with tools, drawing, and painting. I took various art classes in high school and then received a master’s degree in teaching with an art minor. As an adult I’ve taken numerous art classes but when I moved to Corvallis 4 years ago I found wonderful ceramics teachers and I began working with clay exclusively. I love the creative process that enables me to infuse my work with depth and meaning, be serious yet whimsical, and capture the best of the human spirit and womanhood.
I make women because they bear hardships and carry burdens; they love unconditionally; they cheer when a friend gets an award; their hearts break when a friend dies; they know that a hug and a kiss can soothe someone's pain. The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning - they are joy, hope and love.