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Artist Statement
My love of clay comes from the added challenge of the third dimension. Not only are line, texture and color considered. Shadows, space & physical presence of form play rolls as well. My work can be wheel thrown, altered,  handbuilt or a combination of all three, with a variety of surface treatments.  I am fascinated by textures, so I mark, scrape, stamp, apply and take away clay from my surfaces.
I draw my ideas from a multitude of sources that include the study of Pre-Columbian and Egyptian vessels to the patterns of snow drifts and the granite walls of New Hampshire.
  Selected Exhibits
  North Country Studio Workshop Exhibit, McGowan Fine Art, 2008.
  Gallery 205, League of NH Craftsmen:
  “All Creatures Great and Small”, 2008, “Celebration”, 2007 ,“Virgin Vessels”, 2005.
  League of NH Craftsmen 25th Biennial Members Juried Exhibition, 2007.
  6th Annual National Juried Cup Show, Kent, Ohio, 2006.
  Annual League of NH Craftsmen Fair, Sunapee, NH, 2005- present.
  NHIA Ceramics National Biennial Exhibition, 2004.
  NH Potter’s Guild, Biennial Show, 2001, Recipient of Emerging Artist Award, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009.

Education/Experience
  BFA, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
  Art/Ceramics Instructor, Cuyahoga Falls Schools, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
  Independent ceramics study, Laconia Pottery, Laconia, NH.
  Ceramics Instructor, Laconia Pottery, Laconia, NH.
  Ceramics Intensive w/ Anita Griffith, Horizons Craft Program, MA.
  Various Workshops, NH Potters Guild.
  Ceramics Intensive:  Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Throwing, Horizons Craft program, MA.
  Native American Clay, Techniques and Firing w/Anita Griffith and local potters,
  Horizons To Go, Bluff, Utah.
  Advanced Throwing Techniques, John Baymore, NHIA.
  North Country Studio Workshop with Suze Lindsey.
  Ceramics Instructor, LRCC.
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