I began my formal training in pottery in Punta Gorda, Florida in October of 2016.
I was instructed by Master Potter Jack Vartanian and Instructor Suzanne Conley;
first at the Visual Arts Center and then later at Jack’s studio and classroom.
As I became more proficient in my pottery skills, I was invited to join
“Stoneware Pottery by Jack Vartanian and Friends”
at 1080 Taylor Street in Punta Gorda, Florida where
I currently rent studio space and create.
In October of 2018, my husband and I purchased a home in Maine where I now have my own studio.
I primarily throw pottery on a wheel but also handbuild and do Sgraffito. When I joined Gallery 302,
I found a collective group of artists whom share the same passion as I do for creating visual arts.
I am in awe of and inspired by water and nature and am fortunate to
be “At Water’s Edge” in both Maine and Florida.
My background as a Manual Physical Therapist and a Professor in Higher Education
allows me to continue to get satisfaction using my hands (now in clay!) and in community service.
My mother continues to say that I've always liked to play in the mud!