Blame it on Play-Doh!
I am in love with clay.
I’m also attracted to shiny objects.
These twin interests have entwined themselves in my current work: I craft ceramic beads that I combine with semi-precious stones and pearls – some of which I’ve hoarded for years – to create one-of-a-kind, wearable art. I also hand build ceramic bowls, platters and sculptural pieces.
Since moving from Tucson, Ariz. – my home for almost 30 years -- to Denver with my husband in 2012 I decided to finally throw myself into the art I’ve longed to create, and let me assure you: I’m making up for lost time.
I’ve always been creative, having graduated Buffalo State College in NY with a degree in Textile Design. But life happened to get in my way until NOW.
I’m working full time in my artistic pursuits. Happy accidents occur on a daily basis and each one sends me further into my creative depths. I get lost in this work – I’m happily, contentedly spellbound.
I am inspired and influenced by all that surrounds me. My sculpture, butterfly vases, bowls and other hand-built forms start from deep within. The process is very organic; it feels magical. When I begin a new project, I never know how it’ll turn out. I trust it will create itself – with my help. I play with texture, patterns and color; I discover new forms, shapes and ideas with each new piece.
I strive to make my work better, more personal, more captivating, and this challenges me to continually change and refine my craft, which is why my next pieces may not look like these.
I invite you to explore and enjoy.
“The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.” ~ Pablo Picasso