I was born in San Rafael California in 1952. I grew up in Reno Nevada. As a child drawing was my entertainment and my refuge from a chaotic childhood. When I was thirteen my art teacher arranged for me to take summer art classes at the University of Nevada. I took Life Drawing, Art History and Ceramics. In my Ceramics Class I threw cylinders and made small pinch pot sculptures. We took field trips to dig clay.

As an adult, my art education has taken place primarily in relation to other artists who have acted as mentors or as sounding boards. They have looked at my work and responded in deep and practical ways. It is my good fortune that these exchanges have happened naturally over time.

I have lived in Santa Fe for 35 years. During that time I’ve been in group shows at the Center for Contemporary Arts, Charlotte Jackson Fine Arts, Axle Contemporary, Peters Projects and Rift Gallery in Rinconda.
I was a guest artist at a painting workshop taught by May Stevens at the Santa Fe Institute and I was on a panel discussing art and activism with Lucy Lippard, also at the Santa Fe Art Institute.

Until recently the class that I took as teenager was my only exposure to clay. I feel as if the work that I have done in other mediums is feeding into my present work and I have come home to clay.