Porcelain and Stoneware
My aim as an artist is to inject joy and lightness into each piece I make. The pieces I produce are fashioned after the folk pottery and Faience of Italy and France. My watercolor painting style is influenced by this folk-art aesthetic and by my love of the works of Raoul Dufy and Henri Matisse.
I was educated at UC Berkeley in California, University of New Mexico, Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon. I have participated in selected Art Exhibits and have pieces in Art Galleries throughout the country. My high-fired porcelain and stoneware pieces are functional and food-safe. I work primarily on the potters’ wheel focusing on one-of-a-kind pieces while some of my pieces are sculpted. Each one is then hand painted directly on the piece, without prior sketching. Per Marcel Brion, speaking of the work of Raoul Dufy, “If Dufy’s work did not exist we should miss the happiness instinct in his pictures…and gay form, his happy relationships between paint and light…” If I can bring a smile to the face of my viewer, because of my light-hearted style, then my work is a success.