For as long as I can remember I have always expressed myself through the arts. Molding objects out of clay or interpreting the world through painting seems to flow naturally.

My clay work is inspired by natural forms. I enjoy pushing the medium until it evolves into a pleasing shape. Texture and color are used to enhance and compliment the shapes. Currently, I am working as a pottery instructor for Orange Street Pottery, Wilmington, NC

With painting, I love taking this mediim to the edge of reality and then just stepping slightly over that edge without losing the identity of the objects.

Creating is so much fun and so rewarding. I can't imagine an existence without it.


Shows and Sales

*Franklin Square Gallery, Spring Show, February, 2023, 3D Memorial Award
*Franklin Square Gallery, Spring Show, July, 2022, 2D 3rd Place
* Wilmington Art Assoc Spring Show, Juried, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 (clay and watercolor)
* Featured Artist, Franklin Square Gallery, March 2021
* Spring Art Show - Juried- Southport, NC Associated Artist of Southport 2021 (clay and watercolor)
* 36th Annual Spring Art Show -Juried -Wimington NC Art Assoc. 2020 (clay)
* Coastal Carolina Clay Guild and Show-Hannah Block Community Arts Center 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 (Wilmington, NC)
* Judge for Silver Arts 2019 - Pottery
* ArtFall- Hannah Block Community Art Center-2018
* Spring Regional Art Show-Juried-Franklin Square Gallery-Southport, NC-2018 (watercolor, clay)
* Silver Arts-Art Works-2018, 1st Place (watercolor), Honorable Mention (watercolor), 1st Place (clay)
* 34th Annual Spring Art Show- Juried-Wilmington, NC Art Assoc. 2018 (watercolor)
* ArtFall- Hannah Block Community Art Center-2017, 3rd Place (watercolor)
* 35th Annual Spring Art Show- Juried-Wilmington NC Art Assoc. 2017 (watercolor)
* Leland Art Center- 2 person show-Nov-Dec 2016 (watercolor)
* 33rd Annual Spring Art Show -Juried -Wimington NC Art Assoc. 2015 (watercolor)
* Art in the Arboretum-Juried- New Hanover Arboretum 2015- (Wilmington NC) (watercolor)
* Art for the Masses- UNCW- November 2015-(Wilmington NC)
* NC Silver Arts- 2015 (Wilmington, NC (watercolor)


Franklin Square Gallery, Southport, Clay and Watercolor
The Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC, Clay


Bachelor of Fine Arts- University of Iowa
Post Graduate work in clay- University of NC Wilmington
Workshops attended: Kathy Triplett, Clary Illian, Hiroshi Sueyoshi, Nick Joerling, Jean Graham, Julie Wiggins, Lana Wilson

Pottery Instructor
2019-Present, Orange Street Pottery, Wilmington, NC
1999-2000, Franklin Square Pottery Studio, Southport, NC
1989-1990, workshops, Poplar Grove, Wilmington, NC
1987-1989, Accredited beginning and advanced pottery, Marycrest College, Davenport Iowa
1975-1989, Davenport Art Gallery
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