One of six children, I was raised on a small farm on the northern edge of the Missouri Ozarks. In 1976, I came to Colorado for a summer, but loving the sunny, blue skies and open minds, I never left.
I settled in Boulder, studied at CU, and eventually owned and ran a small bakery called Treats, on 9th Street. Just before welcoming a daughter in 1986, I sold the bakery and began a career path that allowed me to be home with her and to also be creative daily.
Over the years, I have studied with renowned potters and sculptors. I love learning new methods of construction and finish. I also love teaching what I've learned. I continue to study in painting, sculpture, and drawing each year to bring new ideas and techniques to my work. Thirty plus years of working with clay and it is still a terrific medium for me. With endless options in forming, glazing and firing techniques, clay holds vast possibilities for expression in both the functional ware I began with and for the sculpting I've pursued for the past decade. Working with all the components and possibilities of clay is physically and mentally engaging, it focuses my whole being.
I've been a member of the Boulder Potters' Guild for decades and have owned and operated cooperative galleries with other artists in the Boulder area. At present you'll usually find me working and playing diligently in my studio, happily switching it up between tableware and sculpture.
I teach people to work in clay through small classes in my Boulder studio. I also teach and give workshops at clay centers and colleges. If you are interested in my classes, check out my Classes Page and add yourself to my classes mailing list.