In 1964, I started with ceramics (painting glazes on bisque ware ) and discovered that I didn’t care for it. A Friend talked me into taking a night class in 1966 where I mainly did hand building as there were ten students in the class and only one wheel.
I continued taking classes off and on for several years. For two years, I was a visiting potter at the Potters Guild of Lansing and took some of the offered classes/workshops. I was fortunate to take weekend workshops with Robin Hopper, Warren McKenzie, Pamela Timmons, Paul Soldner and Jim Reinert I also took a workshop with Jeff Osterick through the Ann Arbor Potters Guild. Another area of taking a workshop was through Pewabic in Detroit.
In 1994, I became a founding member of Clayworks.
I like making decorative, functional pieces. Wheel throwing is my preference and I continue to incorporate hand building along with the wheel throwing where I especially enjoy making sets of small bowls on the wheel. I am inspired by nature such as leaves, grasses, weeds to make prints, vases , etc. such as wall plaques like “Spirit of the Woods”.