May 2 - 3 , Site: 572
Pending Assignment, CA
May 9 - 10 , Site: 118
2234 Vineyard Court
Los Altos, CA 94024
Each piece begins with the turning of the potters wheel. The nature of this organic material dominates the landscape in which decisions are made. I aspire to compose vessels filled with energy and balance. My efforts are focused on a unity of form and surface while maintaining the broader attention to function. I am inspired by the familiarity of these forms as they relate to our daily life and rituals. These considerations drive my daily efforts to create pottery that will find a special place in the hearts and hands of their users.
Porcelain is my most frequent clay of choice. I enjoy its subtle nature. It’s beauty is enhanced with the accompaniment of celadon glazes that pool and break subtly over form and surface design. These glazes have a rich history in Asian ceramics, and are fired in a gas reduction kiln to cone 10.
I discovered my passion for clay a few years after having received a BFA in studio arts with an emphasis in printmaking from Drake University. I have taken numerous classes and workshops at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis MN, La Meridiana Ceramics School in Tuscany Italy and others.
I have exhibited work at several juried festivals, art crawls and galleries in the Minneapolis Minnesota area and now in California. I was selected to exhibit in the national juried show Strictly Functional 2015. A former member and exhibitor of the Womens Ceramic Artist of Minnesota, and a recent member of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California.
I am currently working in my studio at The Tannery Arts Center ,Santa Cruz CA where my work may be viewed during First Friday Art Tour 6-9 pm, special events and by appointment.