I earned my teaching degree from the University
of Wisconsin and I have taught fiber arts since 1978. I have had
a working studio since 1982. My curiosity for learning new techniques
and understanding why things work soon lead me to discover the wonders
of clay. Something amazing happens when you work with clay. The
clay has a life. You can feel it as your hands move the clay on
the potters' wheel.
Georgia O'Keefe once said, "I found I could say
things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way --things
I had no words for." I too have found that working with my hands
has given me a voice where spoken words could not. The feel of a
handwoven fabric, a hand spun yarn or the sensation of moving clay
on the potters' wheel is magical. Forms are created. Forms evolve.
The forms take on life and personality of their own.
In the age of high-tech innovations and conveniences,
I believe that we need to remember what has come before. To enjoy
the beauty of art and making art. I have chosen to teach the skills
I have learned and honed over 30 years, in the hopes that others
will learn to create and appreciate art as well.