My art work is a natural outgrowth of my many years of teaching high school ceramics. As a teacher I developed a curriculum that was inspired by the diversity of my students. It led me to the study and exploration of art history and culture, and clay was the perfect medium. I became acquainted with alternative firing methods such as raku, pit, saggar, sawdust and horse hair firing, and was influenced by many indigenous pottery techniques.
In my studio – Clayamity – I often work collaboratively with artist friends and some of my former students to put together art events and exhibits. I teach workshops to adults and children , and also offer catered raku parties for special events like birthdays and retirements.