About

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I hope you see the joy in my work that starts with a lump of clay and ends with an artistic creation.

Growing up in rural Montana, I was inspired by nature and loved to draw and paint.

When I discovered clay more than 10 years ago, I found the perfect canvas for my nature-inspired designs.  With ceramics, I not only carve the natural life around me into my work, but I also imbue each piece with personality and heart that is unique to such a hands-on art form.

 

The endless variety of possibilities with clay continues to excite me.  I enjoy using different decorating techniques to give my pieces individuality.  The theme that runs through my pieces is a love of nature and design, and nearly every piece has some aspect of sgraffito in which the clay is incised or carved.    Even my stamped pieces start with my hand-carved sgraffito slabs.  My goal is to share the joy in my work that starts with a lump of clay and ends with an artistic creation.