A Ceramic whimsical expression of serious thought 

Characters; my reaction to current events, emotions or memories is the jumping off points for their creation.  I use the caricature of gestures, expression, posture or dress to tell each one's story.  I enjoy using humor and whimsical word play as a way of dancing around serious ideas.  Sometimes they are tongue in cheek, punny or droll.  My pieces feel like a strange little imaginary family.  I think about them as I create them.  I hope the viewer will do the same. 

With stoneware clay, I handbuild my pieces with textures and design elements to include sgraffito, silkscreen, stencil and print-making techniques. 

For 25 years I used the human form in my earlier work with glass now I interpret that in clay.  Clay has been a great transition and I think it is here to stay.