ABOUT MY ART
Art has been a part of my life since I was born. My mother was an artist and provided inspiration and atmosphere to my life that gave me a respect and love for art.
I studied art at Old Dominion University with a concentration in printmaking. I also studied at the Chrysler Museum School of Art in Norfolk, Virginia during my college years. It is at the Museum School where I learned and fell in love with pottery. I have been working since 1975 in my home studio with some interruptions with raising 3 children! I have taught pottery in Alexandria and for 10 years taught at the Reston Community Center. In In 2016 I began teaching advanced wheel throwing at Bowman House in Vienna, Virginia. I was also the President of the Kiln Club of Washington, DC from 2011 - 2013.
In 1994 six other potters and I opened Virginia Clayworks in Chantilly, VA, an enterprise that continued until 1996. Since that time I have sold my work in galleries across the Northern Virginia area: The Shirlington Artists Guild, Global Gifts in Leesburg, VA, the Blackeyed Susan in Vienna, VA, Manassas Clay, and Scope Gallery in the Torpedo Factory. I currently show and sell at Scope Gallery in connection with the Kiln Club of Washington, D.C. Check my home page for the months I will be there.
I have had my work displayed and sold at Reagan National Airport, at Strathmore Hall with the Creative Crafts Council and in an online auction for the Smithsonian Craft Show. From time to time I have in home sales. During the year I show at Scope Gallery in the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA.