About the Artist
My fascination with clay and all elements of nature began in my childhood garden, and fueled later studies in science.
After attaining a degree in biology, several years were spent in a basic research laboratory in New York City.
A chance visit to a community studio reignited the passion for clay that led to workshops and master classes with contemporary luminaries including John Leach, Walter Keeler, Robin Hopper, Yuji Yasui, Makoto Yabe, Ragnar Naess, Kevin Crowe, Ken Bichelle, Pietro Maddelena, Simon Leach and Susan Beecher, among others. I strive to bring to bear their collected knowledge and experience in the classes I teach at The Potter's Wheel in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York.
New directions in clay beckoned when I was introduced to the exciting practices of wood firing and gas/salt firing. My current work continues along these paths, and I eagerly anticipate new inspiration at every kiln opening.