I find myself drawn to clay as an art medium for its tactile qualities and as an excellent means of expressing my love of nature, design, and color. My foremost guiding philosophy in working with clay (which comes from the earth) is that it is alive. The more spontaneously it is handled the more effective the piece. For twenty years I formed hand-built aesthetic and organic vessels and jewelry of porcelain. Each piece is one of a kind. I now make mostly porcelain jewelry w/accents of glass and metal, a method of my own.
Education B.S. in Elementary Education, Valparaiso University B.S.F.A., Valparaiso University Field Museum "Art of Ancient Chinese Glazing" Art Gallery, St. Joe, Michigan Various workshops Domonstrations and lectures
Gallery Representation Chesterton Art Gallery, Chesterton, IN www.18Artists.com Artists Den Gallery, Valparaiso, IN The Genuine Article, Wheaton, IL
Selected ExhibitionsValparaiso University Valparaiso University School of Law Chesterton Art Gallery, Chesterton, IN Collectable Art, Inc., Chicago, IL 18Artists.com Shows: Vickers Theater, Three Oaks, MI Cornerstone Gallery, Whiting, IN Southern Shores Gallery, Michigan City, IN The Blank Gallery, Michigan City, IN
Vogt Visual Arts Center, Tinley Park, IL
Selected Grants / Offices Indiana Arts Commission Grant, 1987 Secretary, 18 Artists Gallery, Chesterton, IN Board, Chesterton Art Gallery, Chesterton, IN President, 18Artists.com (through 2011)