The unexpected oddness of our lives – twists, turns, stumbles and rebirths, all form our expression, stance, and style of interaction, always embellished with the subtle marks and scars of life’s experiences.
My figurative claywork is composed of hollow, handbuilt forms. I use various pinching, pulling, slab, and attaching techniques. Surfaces are often carved, textured, or roughened . After a bisque firing, pieces are rubbed and brushed with layers of underglazes, majolicas, and glazes.
Artist Style: Dance: Contemporary; Visual:Clay Work and teaching
Artist Medium: Visual Arts: Clay
I use hand building techniques and a variety of glazes to create figurative sculpture for pedestals and the wall. Tile groupings are based on color and texture. I make drawn, carved and glazed picture tiles and decorative pottery. My surfaces are all glazed, with the color palette ranging from bright lively saturated color to subtle earth tones.
I teach clay classes for adults, and a variety of visual art media for children, including clay, murals, and painting. In my programs, children have created relief tile murals for their schools, clay totems for an entranceway, a mosaic piece on a park wall, a painted bridge near a school, and individual artwork to be taken home. Children’s classes are based on learning about a particular culture, artist, or natural form. I am particularly interested in multi-cultural art forms, traditions, and life-styles.
Decorative Pottery $40 to $200
Sculptural pieces $130 to $900
Individual Picture Tiles $30 to $120
Textured Tile sold in groupings starting at $90.
BFA Virginia Commonwealth University, major in Art Education, minor in Crafts
Coursework in ceramics, Penland School
Indianapolis Art Center – Faculty
Young Audiences of Indiana – Teaching Artist
Garfield Park Art Center – Clay Studio Manager and Teaching Artist
Harrison Center for the Arts – studio artist
Artist Project Grant, Indiana Arts Commission, 2010/2011
ArtReach Instructor of the Year, Indianapolis Art Center, 2010
Artist Creative Renewal Grant, Indianapolis Arts Council, 2005-06
Clayfest XI, Herron School of Art and University of Indianapolis,Award of Merit, 1999, Indiana
Kentuck Arts Festival Award of Merit, Tuscaloosa, AL, 1997