I rely on wheel-throwing
and hand-building to create functional “every-day” ware. For added interest, my
vessels may be altered. Pots are fired in a reduction atmosphere to Cone 10.
goddesses are raku-fired. They are decorative, symbolizing every woman’s quiet
suffering and heroic survival; evoking the power, grace and voice of women the
My mother is the Original
Goddess and my inspiration. She approaches pottery as a necessary life skill.
“If you want pots, make them,” she says. At 85, she still sews, gardens, lifts
weights, throws pots and serves meals fit for a queen.