"My work is inspired by the art of ancient civilizations, by folk crafts of many cultures, and by patterns and textures found in nature and while traveling. Blending these 'discovered motifs' into my art gives me a sense of connection to other people and places. My primary medium is clay, but I often incorporate fused glass and mixed media into my vessels, sculptures and wall hangings. The pieces are handbuilt with clay slabs and coils, and then glazed and fired before the mixed media elements are attached. I strive to create lively objects that show the work of the human hand and spirit.
My work grows out of a long tradition of decorative arts. I admire handmade objects, both sculptural and functional. My primary medium is clay, but I often incorporate glass, metal and mixed media into my vessels, figures and wall pieces."