I feel that every new step in my craft is a development of my character. With an enduring interest in figurative sculpture, I look for a positive image and/or an introspective feeling to enhance my hand-crafted figurines. These sculptures and my functional ware interact with texture and color to enhance but not to overwhelm the high fire stoneware clay. I have a two-year Graphic Art Degree. I have been president of the Willamette Ceramic Guild for four years. I attended many workshops at both the Benton Center and the Craft Center at OSU. I have been a two-year working member of Artist Cooperative and am currently a member of The River Gallery in Independence.