I began working with clay in a time of crisis in my life more than thirty years
ago. Since then I studied with teachers in the U.S. and in Europe, combining those studies with my work as a psychologist. who for many years was in conversation with people wanting to make changes in their lives. I also travel widely and have worked in situations where political and natural disasters have upended the lives of the people I met.
These experiences come forth in my work in clay. I take my observations of people and gather these impressions to create moments of life often between two or more figures. I am interested in the relationships between people and the ways in which they touch and do not touch one another.
I usually work on different series as seen in my portfolios. Most recently I work three months a year in Greve, Italy This has afforded me the opportunity to cast figures in bronze and develop mold-making techniques. My work can be seen in juried shows in the U.S. and in Italy. I am also available for commissioned works series based on intergenerational family narratives. This series is called: Family Legacy Totems: Treasures that Prevail. Figures, symbols, and shapes in the form of totems tell family stories that should be retold. Collectors who want their own family legacy totems co-create the totems with me.