About 15 years ago, as a high school chemistry teacher, I participated in a project with an art teacher and the local craft museum. The purpose of the project was to show the relationship between science and ceramics. I worked with the resident artist (potter) from the museum to create lessons about a range of topics, from the physics involved in throwing clay to the chemistry of glazes. The resident potter let me try throwing on the wheel and I was hooked.
I took lesson through a studio in Charlotte, NC and spent a week at the John C. Campbell Folk Art School in Brasstown, NC improving my slab building skills. I am a member of the Claymatters Pottery Guild and continue to improve my art through the many workshops and demonstrations as part of the mission of the guild.
I have recently moved to Lyman, SC and have a beautiful new studio.