From discovering adobe clay as a child to receiving a Masters Degree from San Diego State University in 1978, I just wanted to play in the mud! I’ve had the opportunity to study with many of our ceramic icons and traveled internationally for ceramic workshops. I was granted a teaching assistantship at San Diego State University, taught at Pikes Peak Community College, and retired from Cheyenne Mountain High School, District 12. I have owned a gallery/pottery, shown in numerous galleries and shows, been a Business of Arts Center artist and a member the Commonwheel Co-op in Manitou Springs. I am a two time Clayfest champion, was Teacher of the Year in District 12 and High School Art Educator of the Year awarded by Colorado Art Education Association. I teach at Bemis School of Art at the Fine Arts Center, where I continue to share my knowledge and passion for clay with adults and children.
As the step-daughter of a Navy officer, I have an appreciation for the challenges of military family life. It will be an honor to work with military service members, veterans and their families to give a stimulating, expressive and beneficial clay experience. Come play in the mud with me!