I create out of a powerful need to be in the world while understanding myself and what is happening around me. In moments of contemplation, energy moves as I allow the work to unfold showing me what I need to be aware of. Within the process I trust my intuition and allow whatever comes through to be revealed. Many of my materials find their way to me as forgotten papers blowing on the streets, leftover scraps from others, objects in nature, or collections offered.
As a maker I also find great comfort and spiritual connection to others in the making of tea bowls and other ceramic objects for everyday use.
I have studied at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Skidmore College, The SunValley Center for the Arts and Humanities, Goddard College and at the Penland Craft School. I have had the honor to work with many artists including Peter London, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Jenny Lind, Bill Knoble, Stanley Pickney, Kaju Aso, Robert Turner and Paulus Berensohn, along with my greatest teachers my students. I have been a teaching artist for many years and currently work with middle school students at Rye Country Day School and maintain my studio in Norwalk Connecticut