My ceramics journey started in high school and continued throughout my first year of college. I absolutely fell in love with the art form. Then life happened—work, marriage, kids, work, work, work—you know how it goes. I spent 37 years in the Defense industry and relocated all over the country. My family and I moved so much that keeping up with the art just wasn’t a priority.
After I retired in 2017, I decided to get back into it. Initially, my renewed interest was fueled by the desire to make an urn for my brother, who had passed away. I saw an ad in the local paper announcing the opening of TealNest Pottery in Reston, VA—very close to where I live. I took an 8 week beginning wheel class and fell in love with ceramics all over again. After that first class, I took another and then another. Not long after I started, I was spending about 20 hours a week in the studio between classes and open studio time. In 2020 I started teaching wheel classes at TealNest Pottery and have since built a small studio in my home.
Ceramic art is one of my absolute passions in life and I hope after viewing some of my creations, you’ll want them in your life, too. My goal is to make pieces which are both practical for daily use and enjoyable to look at.
Thanks for taking the time to view. I hope you like what you see!