Ceramic Sculpture - Animal Vessels - Functional Pottery
Sculpting animals and people in clay is my art. Capturing emotions and personality in my pieces is my intention. Inviting viewers to feel these critters in their heart is my desire.
I create functional pieces, bowls, vases, wall pockets, trays, also sculptural pieces and tiles.
The bright, colorful, shiny glazes of Majolica inspire me. I admire folk art and the pottery of early 20th century like McCoy, Red Wing, Roseville and Hull Pottery.
My art conveys a feeling of "in the moment" of life - a connection to what is.
The love of putting my hands in clay and sculpting has been a passion and creative outlet for me for 30 years now. I have taken advantage of all ceramic classes offered to me over the years. I was involved in the Annapolis Hall of the Creative Arts Co-op for many years - we made and sold our artwork locally.
A gift of a kiln and studio space allowed me to expand production and do what I love to do. I've been told by buyers that I am able to give my creatures personality. Over the years I've been commissioned to sculpt varieties of animals, mostly dog and cat breeds. I've been involved in pop-up shops, art shows, and selling my wares in fairs.
I currently have several sculptures in downtown Hagerstown - in the Washington County Arts Council. I have more time now to devote to my art - I am grateful and ready to expand.
The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional funding is also provided by Washington County Government and generous businesses, organizations and individuals.
The Washington County Arts Council is a proud member of County Arts Agencies of Maryland, Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.