My work is inspired by my children, grandchildren and students, a long career in nursing, nature, animals, humor and lack of humor in the world. Except for mud pies as a kid, I did not touch clay until I was 51 years old. I was easily hooked, so I took art classes after work and entered the fascinating world of creating art to balance my intense work as a nurse.
I'm always fascinated that my hands can interpret my ideas through the ancient art form of clay. The challenge of creating something new is exciting and I find myself lost in the creative process and unaware of time passing.... meditative, energy renewed, pain relieved. I find the camaraderie and creative inspiration of other artists in the studio essential. My heart is full when people admire my work.
I hope to work in clay as long as my fingers hold out, as it provides endless creative fun and balance in my life.
My ceramic art is exhibited at Front Street Gallery in Poulsbo, WA.