Media Type: Clay
I graduated from UNC CH with a BFA. After taking a production pottery course with Zedith Teague Garner, I worked in her shop (Teague's Pottery) for 2 years. My husband and I moved to Ashe county in 1976, the first activities being to build a clay workshop and a wood-fired groundhog kiln. Over the next 25 years, I never grew tired of the wood-fire process; We did change to a larger down-draft style, though. I used a mid range stoneware, wheel thrown, decorated with figures brushed or etched through the slip.
Ocean invertebrates such as coral, sea sponges, and clams are just a few of the sea creatures that inspire my ceramic art. While sculpting, I often think back to the first time I visited the beach where I felt the might and awe of God. That visit inspired me to create my sculptures and wall hangings that reflect on our natural world and on my Christian faith. I live and work in Surry County, far from the shore, so I pull from my imagination and computer images while creating my work.