popularity of feminine porcelains faded, I began working with stoneware.
It wasn't nearly as fussy as porcelain, and made a welcome change. It
too was very successful, but I never felt very creative with it, and after
several incredibly productive years I decided it was time to start making
pieces again that were more artistically challenging.
2001, I began playing around with leaf impressed, handbuilt forms, and discovered a whole new
world of possibilities. In some cases I treat each individual
leaf shape as a pattern piece, joining leaves together at the seams to
make three-dimensional vessels. Other pieces are assembled by
overlapping or wrapping leaves to form interesting or unique
shapes. Most of these pieces are available in either stoneware
I still live in an old stone tenant
house on my great-grandparents' farm, fixing it and other buildings when I have the time and
money. My mother, one brother and his family, an aunt and a
cousin, also transplanted Washingtonians, also live on the property in
their own homes, and in 1998 we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the
In my spare time, I
read as much as possible, garden, and enjoy the lakes in the summer.
I've also started raising some very lovely chickens, the 'ladies', and
spoil them rotten whenever I can; in return, they present me with their
lovely eggs every day, and try to follow me wherever I go. I
also spend a lot of time with my family, collect as much old furniture as I can fit into the
old buildings to restore later and, whenever possible, travel.
It's really all
quite wonderful, this life of mine.
2015 Show Schedule
Petoskey Art in the Park, Petoskey, MI ― July 16
Charlevoix Waterfront Art Fair, Charlevoix, MI ― August 13
RiverArtsFest, Memphis, TN ― October 22-23
Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival, Pensacola, FL ― November 4-6 (tentative)
DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts, DeLand, FL ― Nov 19 - 20 (tentative)
St. Augustine Art and Craft Festival, St. Augustine, FL ― Nov 26 - 27 (tentative)
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