My gifts as an art teacher include clear and precise direction, encouragement and inspiration. I help my students achieve technique, problem solve and recognize their unique artistic vision. My hope is to give them confidence and skill sets to continue on a creative journey.
I love working with clay because it gives me the opportunity to express myself as a craftsman through form and as a painter through design and color. When I am working I feel joy as I connect to my creativity, nature and God. I also like to imagine the person who may be drinking their coffee out of one of my mugs and I feel honored to be apart of their daily experiences. By individualizing my pieces so no two are identical makes each one unique and keeps the collection vibrant. I sometimes think of it as a garden; growing, alive, fresh and beautiful.
I am inspired by art of the 19th century, fashion and nature and I am continually energized by my students. My goals include educating my community through art and teaching and exhibiting my work in museums.
I love teaching and doing commissions. For more information please email me.