Clay and mixed media
I received my first degree from the Colorado Institute of Art and then was attending UNM for ceramics when my son was born premature. I then pursued my degree in nursing at UNM to gain the knowledge I would need to care for my child that would have many health care needs. That child has grown into a strong healthy young man and I have recently been able to reunite with my passion for pottery, still working as a trauma ICU nurse. Getting back to clay gives my life balance and rejuvenates my spirit so that I may care for my patients with a clear mind and an open heart. I enjoy creating both functional and non-functional work. All of my work is inspired by nature. I love to bring nature into the functional world to brighten everyday life. I also enjoy flirting with mixed media to go beyond the bounds of clay alone. My work is wheel-thrown, hand built, and often a combination of both. Most of my work is cone 6 stoneware and is food/microwave/dishwasher safe. The exceptions are the pieces I raku or fuse with glass.