Delightful works of art designed for specific edibles for everyday use – this Japanese approach to dinnerware, and the food it serves, is what inspired me to make my own. I took many trips to Japan as I was growing up and learned to appreciate this relationship between art and function. My desire to speak the language of my own family resulted in a degree in East Asian Languages at Indiana University, and I was working as a Japanese translator/interpreter when I took my first pottery class at the Indianapolis Art Center. This combination of passions, inspirations and situations has led me to the
professional, full-time pottery career that now centers my life. I moved to New Mexico in 1999 and, after 4 years in Santa Fe, now live in Dixon, a small rural farming village rich with its community of artistic spirits. My studio is a small adobe house nestled in the hills at the edge of high desert wilderness where I enjoy quiet, peace and simplicity.
Member since 2005