I am a ceramic artist inspired by everything. I was drawn to ceramics by necessity and destiny. It is my passion.

As the volunteer family fund raiser for Slide ‘n Glide, a community-built playground in Betti Stradling Park in Coral Springs, I designed and created my first public art project. Two walls of ceramic tiles called “Hands Coming Together” welcome visitors to the playground. These walls display hand- and footprints of people who supported the park.

I then designed and created a fund raiser called “Diamonds in the Rough”. This public art project consists of student and staff hand-signed tiles that adorn the front of Coral Springs Middle School.

My hand-painted ceramic mural titled “The Everglades” is on the façade of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. I designed, created and helped install it.

These three ceramic public art projects were the springboard to my enrolling in ceramic classes at Broward College and Florida Atlantic University. Designing and creating sculptures as well as functional ware out of clay while in these classes quickly became my passion.

Each sculpture begins with a vision but ends with a surprise. I use architectural concepts and engineering processes to create geometric sculptures which invite exploration of every angle. I use hand-built geometric shapes with whimsical angles and sometimes combine these elements with wheel thrown curved vessels and curvilinear geometric forms. These are blended to create pushing and pulling of receding spaces and emerging forms. The use of a broad spectrum of colors in ceramic and Raku glazes, underglazes and stains as well as textures create unique pieces. The goal of my functional pottery is to create ware that is both comfortable to hold and pleasing to the eye.

I have submitted and many pieces of my art have been chosen by jurors to be in the Annual Student Exhibition at Broward College from 2015 to 2018. In 2017 I was honored when my sculpture “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” won the

Three-Dimensional Art Award.
My ceramic art and community activities led me to be asked to create the New River Artist Cooperative in 2018. This Artist in Residence Program is located on the 3rd floor of History Fort Lauderdale’s New River Inn Museum. I am presently the Ceramic Artist in Residence, Curator and Manager of the Program.

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