My functional pottery explores the beauty and whimsy inspired by my garden. The colorful coneflowers, tulips, poppies, leaves, vegetables, fruit, the trellis, spiders, snails, garden goblins all find space on my pots and the themes, although planned seem to have a life of their own once implemented. Some of the work has the atmospheric quality of a dewy day.
Making things has been a constant in my life for as long as I can remember, and making pottery is the one thing that never ceases to be fulfilling, challenging and yes, frustrating. Pottery in general, never disappoints and frequently delights.
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.