Born in Vancouver, I grew up in North Burnaby and spent most of my first twenty five year career in the production and management of graphic art projects for large corporations, advertising agencies and design studios in Vancouver.
'I had a life-long passion for pottery but it wasnít until 1992 after moving to the North Okanagan that I started making it, as my second career. I enrolled in the ceramics summer program at Emily Carr College and since then have attended many workshops with internationally known potters, through the Potters Guild of B.C., Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts and Red Deer College.
I live with my husband on 2-1/2 Acres near Falkland, B.C. My continuing vision is to work in the peaceful natural setting of my home, producing quality pieces for discerning customers.'
Former US President Bill Clinton - "I enjoyed your original work very much, and so did my family"
National Exhibition, Canadian Pavilion at the 2009 Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Korea
"Art of Craft" Exhibition at the Vancouver Museum for the 2010 Olympics
"Invested" - Craft Council of BC 40th Anniversary Provincial Exhibition, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, October 18 to November 9, 2013.
' Burnished and Smoke-Fired Pottery
My work always begins on the wheel and the influence of native art from many countries is evident in my burnished and smoke-fired vessels.
This work benefits from my attention to detail and my finishing which has come to be a signature of my work.
However, as I mature as an artist, I am learning not to calculate and plan everything, that each thing we do is a step which flows to the next thing, and to let go, trust and just know that "it all fits".
My work reflects my need for simplicity and an even balance in my life. However, in this continuing struggle for balance Iím learning to accept change as a good thing. The spectacular effects of the smoke firing are helping me to learn that imbalance and spontaneity can also be a good thing.
Incised Blackware Vase 7 x 4 x 4 in. Stoneware
Incised Blackwear Vase 7 x 4.5 x 4.5 in. Stoneware
Smoke Fired Pot (black/brown) 6.5 x 4 x 4 in. Ceramic
Smoke Fired Pot (black/white) 4 x 3.5 x 3.5 in. Ceramic
Smoke Fired lidded pot (black/white) 9 x 7 x 7 in. Ceramic
Four Styles of Mugs 4.75 x 3.5 in. Stoneware
Coffee Mug (each) 4.75 (Height) in. Stoneware
Flame Design Coffee Mug (each) 4.75 x 3.5 in. Stoneware
Coffee Mug With Verticlal Incised Design (each) 4.75 x 3.5 in. Stoneware
Coffee Mug (each) 4.75 x 3.5 in. Stoneware
Pitchers (each) 7.5 x 4 in. Stoneware
Stemmed Wine Goblet (each) 7 x 3.5 x 3.5 in. Stoneware
Dip Platter LJ43 3 x 10 in. Stoneware
Raised Cake Plate LJ44 4 x 10 in. Stoneware
Vase With Textured Glaze (oat /black) 8 x 5.5 x 5.5 in. Stoneware
Plate With Textured Glaze LJ46 1.5 x 10 in. Stoneware
Covered Pot With Textured Glaze LJ45 10 x 8 in. Stoneware
Smoke Fired Pot (black/brown) 4 x 6 x 6 in. Ceramic
Incised Blackware Bowl 3.5 x 10 x 10 in. Stoneware
Incised Blackware Vase 3.5 x 7 x 7 in. Stoneware
Large Bowl LJ55 4 x 10 in. Stoneware
Smoke Fired Pot (black and brown) LJ62 5 x 5.5 x 5.5 in. Ceramic
Smoke fired pot (black and white) LJ64 5.5 x 4 x 4 in. Ceramic
Smoke fired pot (black and brown) LJ61 9.25 x 6.5 x 6.5 in. Ceramic
Smoke fired pot (black and white) LJ63 6.15 x 5.25 x 5.25 in. Ceramic
Smoke fired pot (black and brown) LJ65 3.75 x 6.5 x 6.5 in. Ceramic