I have been working in clay for over twenty years.  I was educated at Bennington College in Vermont where I studied Ceramics and Printmaking. I subsequently earned an M.F.A. in Ceramics from the State University of New York at New Paltz. As a graduate student, I developed a love of wood firing, an ancient and physically rigorous firing process. My vessels reveal the subtle colors and textures left by the caress of flame and ash. The work that I currently make in my Peekskill studio is predominantly functional.  It is made of porcelain or stoneware clay and fired in a wood or gas kiln to cone 10. My work has been included in many exhibitions across the country and is featured in a book entitled The Art of Contemporary AmericanPottery, by Kevin Hluch. It has also been included in 500Bowls, 500 Cups,  and the new publication of 500 Teapots II, each by Lark Books. My article, In Praise of Incrementalism, was recently published in the journal Studio Potter. I live in Peekskill, New York, part of the lower Hudson Valley, with my husband and son.

Group of Wood Fired Vases