Hand sculpted clay figures, bisque fired to 06, then high fired to 6. Cold glazed after high firing, wash and embellishments added last — I’m a self taught clay artist, I began my love affair with clay in high school. My remarkable art teacher Miss Rebecca Barnett taught us all the mediums she could drag into the art room. Clay is the one that stuck with me. At first I exhibited at small local shows, as my confidence grew I applied to larger festivals. Haven’t looked back since. I’ve been working in clay for over 20 years, participating in art festivals from Illinois to Key West. Over the years my art has evolved. When I see some of my earlier work I’m amazed at how much it’s changed and improved. I’ve won several awards, been on TV, written up in newspapers and also online blogs. My work is in homes from Alaska to Florida, hopefully making people smile. I’m constantly learning new things about clay and firing. Not to mention all the wonderful textures that can be achieved using common household items. My love affair with clay is on going and hopefully will be for many years to come.