Artist Statement:

My work is an everyday kind of exploration of what matters most to me: my children and friends, my family, my home, and my concerns about connections in my community and world.

Sculpting a narrative figure is where I find my greatest excitement and the most expressive possibilities. I handbuild in terracotta clay and use multiple layerings of drawing, incising, coloring, staining, and additional elements such as birds, nests, insects, trees, and flowers.

I want to communicate, especially with other women, about emotions we share of our homes, our bodies, our relationships, and with the natural world.

When I throw functional work on the wheel, I love the meditative quality of the clay symmetrically growing under my hands. In contrast to the loose and free inventions of my sculpting, I enjoy the challenge of the precise and exact nature of this work.

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