I discovered ceramics as a student at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver, BC. It wasn't until my retirement and empty nest that I found the time to return to this art form. I love ceramics, it offers a unique opportunity to create art that gets used every day, in all the things we do to make a home for ourselves.
Initially, my interest was in form and colour. I focused on wheel thrown pots and experimenting with glaze chemistry in my home based half baked ceramics studio. Recently, I think like many people during the last two years, I found myself wanting to strengthen my connection to nature. Working in my garden, watching things grow and mature, I started drawing and using those images in my pottery. People have always used nature as an inspiration for art, especially in past less technologically advanced times. I like the idea bringing that back into my work. As well, I'm hand building my pots, appreciating the experiences of this new technique.