I am a lifelong artist who eight years ago discovered the perfect medium for myself - clay sculpting. I love working with clay and find it challenging, fascinating and forgiving.
The process of creating sculpture is very organic, and I allow the element of chance to influence the final posture and attitude of each of my sculptures.
Every piece I make is completely hand-crafted and is one of a kind. My years of experience in the field of American Sign Language encouraged a keen attentiveness to non-verbal communication. I strive to apply those skills to communicate the essence of each animal I create with clay.
I have a deep admiration and fascination with the unique beauty, dignity and humor of all animals which is the inspiration for my work, and I celebrate the special affinity between humans and animals. Each animal sculpture I create is uniquely hand-built, bisque fired, and then carefully hand painted to create a sense of realism and personality.
Figure Drawing, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Figure drawing Ventura College, Ventura, CA
Drawing, Pastel, Acrylic Painting, Sculpture, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA
Student and co-instructor, The Seattle Artist's Way Center, Seattle, WA
B.A. Degree, Deaf Studies, University of Maryland
Member of The National Sculpture Society
Member of Pacific Northwest Sculptors