I began working with clay in a time of crisis in my life more than thirty years
ago. Since then I studied with teachers in the U.S. and in Europe, combining those studies with my work as a psychologist. when for many years I was in conversation with people wanting to make changes in their lives. I travel widely and have worked in situations where political and natural disasters have upended the lives of the people I meet.
These experiences come forth in my work in clay. I take my observations of people and gather these impressions to create moments of life often between two or more figures. I am interested in the relationships between people and the ways in which they touch and do not touch one another.
I usually work on different series as seen in my portfolios. Most recently I work three months a year in Greve, Italy This has afforded me the opportunity to cast figures in bronze and develop mold making techniques. My work can be seen in juried shows in the U.S. and in Italy. I am also available for commissioned works based on intergenerational family narratives. This series is called: Family Legacy Totems: Treasures that Prevail. Figures, symbols, and shapes in the form of totems tell family stories that should be retold. Collectors who want their family legacy totems co-create the totems with me.