My pottery is a constant exploration of shape, design, and color. I enjoy inventing pieces that fit my needs and hopefully others as well. When I create a piece of pottery, I am looking to make that piece unique, either giving it whimsy or making it beautiful or both and adding movement to give life to the piece.

I work using colored clay which creates the design in my pottery. I add high fire colorants to the white stoneware clay body. I use solid clay colors or stack several colors of clay together, manipulating them to produce a design and then roll that into a clay slab using a rolling pin. I create two slabs with similar designs on them, use a template to position the design and cut out the sides. These are attached to a base. If the piece has a handle or handles, these are pulled or extruded and attached at this time.

I have a Graphic Design degree from PSU. Photos of my work are included in Hand Built Ceramics and 500 pitchers.

Upcoming Events:

Beaverton Arts Mix, October 3-6, Beaverton Library, Beaverton, Oregon

Celebration Of Art, November 2nd, 7-9pm, November 3rd, 10-4pm, MJCC 6651 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland Oregon

Holiday Craft Fair, November 30th, Our Table Cooperative, 13390 SW Morgan Rd, Sherwood Oregon

“Little Things” group show, late November through December, Guardino Gallery, Portland Oregon