Tin Roof Pottery
My specialty is Raku fired pottery. This technique interests me due to the hands on characteristic and spontaneity of firing one piece at a time and the endless variety in surface effects created by post firing reduction and smoking of the pottery forms.
I first discovered ceramics and Raku as a creative outlet during undergraduate studies in the mountains of NC. Following graduate studies at the NCSU School of Design and a career in Urban Planning, I reconnected with clay work. I have refined my clay skills at the NCSU Craft Center, Penland School of Crafts, Campbell Folk School, Dan Finch Pottery, and numerous workshops facilitated by Steven Branfman, Linda & Charlie Riggs, Cynthia Bringle, Randy Broadnax, Don Ellis, Ellen Shankin, and many others. I now work out of my home studio, but still enjoy the camaraderie found in open studios. I am an active member of the Triangle Potters Guild for which I served as President for 2 years and coordinated the TPG’s yearly participation in Artsplosure for 10 years.
My ceramic work has been exhibited at the NC Pottery Center in Seagrove, the Block Gallery in Raleigh, the NCSU Craft Center Gallery, Handcrafted Art exhibit at the Rocky Mount Imperial Center, and have ceramic work published in Lark Books, 500 Raku. I also show my work at Artsplosure, Boylan Heights ArtsWalk, Blowing Rock-Art in the Park, the NCSU Craft Center Holiday Fair, and am an exhibiting member/owner of the Roundabout Art Collective in Raleigh, NC.