It has been twenty years and I am still at it –
dreaming in clay. I am drawn to its forgiving, tactile qualities, the
technical aspects of glazing and the alchemy of the fire. And while I
sometimes dabble with other materials – bronze, glass, metals, textiles,
encaustic paints and watercolors – I think that clay will always be my
first medium of choice.
work has evolved over time, although its central intent remains the same.
Iconic fairy tales, creation myths, goddesses, saints, Jungian spirit
guides and shrines, each body of work is an attempt to present in
tangible, symbolic forms my belief that we are all connected by an inborn
collective memory to a never-ending lifecycle, and an eternal life
energy. Most of these figurative pieces are formed and cut into vessels,
partly because I like the reference to pottery and clay, and also because
the mystery of what each new owner will choose to enclose within the work
adds their personal meaning to it.
My art schooling began at the Newport Art Museum and
was quickly followed by classes at Providence College, Rhode Island School
of Design, and Rhode Island College as well as ongoing workshops and
seminars. I hold a BA from Boston University. I am a member of the
Deblois Gallery, Warren Clay Works, South County Art Association, and the
Portsmouth Arts Guild.
Reliquary for Mourning Sounds