“My pots are made to be used—to enhance the rituals of preparing and eating food; to hold flowers; to light a corner for reading. 2019 marks my 50th year of working in clay, yet the alchemy of transforming soft clay into finished pots continues to delight and inspire me. I first learned to pot in England and can trace my design sense to the influence of my teachers there. I also draw inspiration from early American utilitarian ware.
These days, I divide my time between making functional pots and teaching pottery. I offer classes and workshops at City Clay in Charlottesville and at a variety of other settings. I also teach online through TeachinArt.com and through two teaching videos published by Ceramic Arts Daily. I studied with some wonderful teachers when I was first learning to pot, and teaching allows me to pass the favor on.
Please join us at Studio 9 to help celebrate my first half-century in clay!”
Studio number 9