Clay Journey

I am so happy to share my wheel thrown pottery and hand built ceramics with you. Using these handcrafted pieces in your home elevates each dining experience and enhances your living spaces.

I was first introduced to clay my freshman year of college where I took an Introduction to Hand Built Ceramics course. That one class hooked me for life! I fell in love with the smell, texture, and endless possibilities of the medium. I went on to take every pottery course I could fit into my curriculum.

For many years after college, work, family and outside commitments monopolized my time. Then one day I came across an article for a pottery class at a local Art Association. I joined up and my love affair with clay began all over again!  I spent many years attending classes, open studios and volunteering until I became a "basement potter." My husband was instrumental in building my studio in the basement of our home. I worked out of that studio for a few years before we relocated to the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Now my studio is housed in a small converted barn on my property where I throw on the wheel or hand build as the mood strikes.

My clay journey is ongoing and ever changing and I'm pleased to offer you the most recent outcomes of that journey!

I hope you'll browse, shop and come back often to check on current creations. I highly recommend treating each piece of artwork with care. Ceramics should be preheated to avoid thermal shock and cracking. Ceramics can be washed in the top rack of the dishwasher, but to avoid breakage over time, hand washing is preferred.

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Presson Gallery, South Main Street, Monroe, North Carolina carries my work (start date January 1, 2024)

Current Memberships:

Carolina Clay Matters Pottery Guild, Charlotte, NC (Member since 2021, Vice President-2022, President-2023)

Mint Museum member, Charlotte, NC since July, 2022

Made in NC Award Finalist 2021