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 the confidence and skills 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 want my work to carry a presence with feeling that relates with the user. I may make similar pieces but I will change the design or glaze so there are no two identical. Individualizing each of my pieces keeps the collection vibrant. I sometimes think of it as a garden, growing and 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 helping my community through art and teaching, creating community sculpture and mossiacs, kinetic art and having my work in museums.
I love teaching and doing commissions. For more information please email me.