I learned to throw pots at twelve, began teaching ceramics as a teenager and have been making work ever since. I studied ceramics at Bennington College under Barry Bartlett, Kim Dickey, Mia Fetterman and Bruce Winn. Since the late 90's, my work has centered on thrown and slip cast porcelain. I am a strong believer in community art centers and have worked as a studio artist in cooperative studios at the Mendocino Arts Center in Mendocino, CA, Firehouse Studios (later Moxie Dada Gallery) in Pittsburgh, PA, Montpelier Mud in Middlesex, VT and currently in Barre, VT at Studio Place Arts. I share a studio with sculptor Georgia Landau, where I work, teach and lead expressive arts groups. I am also a second generation fiber artist, focusing primarily on art quilts and handwoven pieces. I learned to quilt from my mother and began learning about handwoven textiles in my twenties, working for weaver and designer Adrienne Nicholiasen.
In addition to my studio work, I have a small psychotherapy practice incorporating expressive arts therapy for individuals, couples and families. For information on expressive arts therapy, click here.