ABOUT MY WORK
My work in clay began years ago with beads and pendants to create materials for my jewelry designs. Eventually, other jewelry artists began asking if I would make pieces for their work as well. A ceramic bead and pendant business followed shortly. Those pieces have been featured in a variety of beading and jewelry magazines including Stringing, Bead Trends and Bead & Button.
After starting a project to make a tile surround for my fireplace I realized that I also enjoyed working on larger pieces so I branched out into functional work. Some of my favorite textures come from antique lace and stamps I have made that I use on both handbuilt and wheel thrown pieces. I work in mid-fire stoneware and porcelain clays that are fired to around 2200F with lead-free glazes to create strong and durable surfaces.