Artist Bio /Statement
I originally grew up in the “old” Newburyport before marrying and raising three children. Throughout this period , feeling the need for artistic endeavors and influenced strongly by the many Artists and Business people in my family, I started a Pottery business. I was self taught except for annual trips to the Reward Manufacturing Company in Glen Burnie, MD. Brief study in store display at North Shore Community College and Color and Design at Northeastern University influenced my creative design, production and sales. This business evolved into a multi state wholesale production and employed 5 Sales Representative plus 7 crafts people. Displaying in the Gift Centers of New England, the Prudential Center; New York, The Jacob Javits Convention Center; Florida and Chicago many major accounts were acquired including Jordan Marsh Company, Macy’s, Richards Department Stores, Johnny Appleseeds. In 1978 my life changed and so did I, enrolling in Academia and pursing other aspirations. I entered the world of Education and IT. Now retired from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, MIS Department , I am focusing fully on developing my own funky creations. My work is primarily in clay but I also enjoy painting, sketching and sculpture as well.
There is a wonderful feeling to having clay in my hands and painting, but I am always open to try new things and grow as an artist and an individual. There is never a feeling that one must be held to just traditional forms of expression but instead to also experiment with new ideas and color combinations. I create unique, one-of-a kind objects which display my mood and feeling of the day.
Education: Salem State College, BS (Business Education) , Boston University, ED.M, (Continuing and Community College Education), Lesley College (Masters in Business Administration)
Past: Clay Dreaming, Beverly, MA; currently Pottery classes at The Clay School, Lynn, MA with Kirsten Bassion, Alice Drew , Erica Hood and Lanse Stover; China Painting classes with Liz Visco, Lynnfield, MA, Pottery classes with Sue Kassirer, Hamilton, MA
Retired Educator/IT Analyst from Mass Water Resources Authority.
Creating mainly in clay since 1960
Member: Salem Art Association. Danvers Art Association, Lynnfield Art Association, Peabody Art Association, American Craft Council, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Rocky Neck Colony, North Shore Arts Association