It has been twenty years and I am still at it -
dreaming in clay. I am drawn to its forgiving,
tactile qualities, the technical aspects of glazing
and the alchemy of the fire. And while I
sometimes dabble with other materials - bronze,
glass, metals, textiles, encaustic paints and
watercolors - I think that clay will always be
my first medium of choice.
My work has evolved over time,
although its central intent remains the same.
Iconic fairy tales, creation myths, goddesses,
saints, Jungian spirit guides and shrines, each body
of work is an attempt to present in tangible,
symbolic forms my belief that we are all connected
by an inborn collective memory to a never-ending
lifecycle, and an eternal life energy. Most of
these figurative pieces are formed and cut into
vessels, partly because I like the reference to
pottery and clay, and also because the mystery of
what each new owner will choose to enclose within
the work adds their personal meaning to it.
My art schooling began at the Newport Art Museum
and was quickly followed by classes at Providence
College, Rhode Island School of Design, and Rhode
Island College as well as ongoing workshops and
seminars. I hold a BA from Boston
University. I am a member of the Deblois
Gallery, Warren Clay Works, South County Art
Association, and the Portsmouth Arts Guild.
for Mourning Sounds