I first discovered clay while working towards my BA in Graphic Design at Edinboro University in Edinboro, PA. My passion for clay took a back seat for many years while raising children and working at my “real job” as a caseworker for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In 1988 I spent a semester at Edinboro University working with the renowned Raku potter Steven Kemeneffy learning and experimenting with the Raku firing process. After retiring from state employment I was able to devote more time learning this fascinating process and perfecting my craft. For many years I worked exclusively with Raku.
In 2005 Katrina had other plans for me. After losing all my Raku kilns, along with all my kitchenware, I spent a year experimenting with stoneware glazes and making a complete set of dishes to replace what was lost. I now work mainly with stoneware, but return to Raku when I become too complacent. Making the change to stoneware and living on the Coast has led me in interesting and exciting new directions.