I have always loved art and taken various classes in drawing and photography over the years. In fact, my father was an avid photographer who built and collected old cameras. His eye for beauty strongly affected me in the way I see the world and in nature around me.
In college I took my first clay class and was hooked! Immediately I changed my major. I fell in love with the feeling of the clay and working on the potter’s wheel, the endless possibilities for textures and shapes is constantly feeding my imagination. I am always trying new techniques and forms to challenge my skills.
The way each piece is handled throughout the processes, forming to glazing, has a direct impact on my work. I want each piece to draw the viewer in to participate in the handling of the object. The satisfaction for me comes when all of the parts; form, function, surface texture, and color come together.
I am currently drawing inspiration from nature. Working with natural colors and textures found in living plants and animals is taking my work in a new direction. Incorporating hand-built parts and thrown pieces has allowed me to move into another dimension beyond traditional vessels; adding to my repertoire. I have a casual, fun, and somewhat whimsical personality that shows in my work. I hope others will find as much joy from using my pottery as I have found in making it.
Marbles Quality Manager
Marbles, the studio manager, is in charge of security and quality control.
Lately she has felt the need to make her mark on some of the pieces. Here is an example of one of her works. Note all the little footprints among the fish.
See My Work
Highland Rim Music and Art
108 W Main St
26 Frazier Ave
Sundays at the Chattanooga Market
1st TN Pavilion
1829 Carter St