Artist Statement

I see myself embedded within an enormous cultural history of artists in all mediums, times, and places. I have a particular fondness for Japanese paper, fabric, gardens, and pottery. Flowers, branches, and water delight my eye as do the strong geometries of urban architecture that surround my neighborhood in downtown Minneapolis.
Living in possibility and yet being rooted in the present time focus of making objects gives both freedom and the necessary constraints to nourish my creative endeavors.
Who knows why a particular form resonates within one’s being? Seizing upon that form and exploring its possibilities deepens my understanding of its mysteries without clarifying them. I strive to remain in that space.

1978 University of Minnesota, BSN Nursing.
1989-91 Hamline University Masters of Liberal Arts Studies program.
1997 Minnesota Center for Shiatsu Studies.
2004 3 Classes at Northern Clay Center.
2006 Opened Fresh Mud Pottery Studio.
Summer workshops with Sam Chung, Sandi Pierantozzi, Lana Wilson, Paul Wandless, and Brad Miller.

2016 Strictly Functional pottery National, Lancaster, PA.
2016 Workhouse Clay International, Lorton, VA.
2016 Bowls – A National Juried Exhibition, Guilford Art Center, CT.
2016 America’s Clay Fest IV, Roseville, CA.
2015 IOC National Juried Ceramic Exhibit, Bemidji, MN, Purchase award.
2014 MNWCA Dinnerware Show, NCC, Minneapolis, MN.
2013 100 Teapots VI, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD.
2013 Workhouse Arts International Cup Show, Lorton, VA.
2013 12th Annual National Juried Cup Show, Kent State University, Kent, OH.
2013 American Craft Council Show, St. Paul, MN.
2012 3rd Biennial Central Time Ceramics, Bradley University, Peoria, IL.
2012 Mug Shots, National Juried Competition, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE.
2012 Red Heat, Contemporary Works in Clay, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.
2012 K. C. Clay Guild Tea Bowl National, Kansas City, MO.
2012 American Craft Council Show, St. Paul. MN.
2011 Artists of Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN.
2011 Jersey Shore Clay National 2011, m.t. Burton Gallery, NJ.
2011 Atmospheric Fired, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO.
2011 64 ARTS, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL.
2011 Starbrick Clay National Cup Show 2011, merit award, Nelsonville, OH.
2011 3rd Annual National Cup Show, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY.
2011 Minnetonka Center for the Arts Faculty Show, Wayzata, MN.
2011 The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI.
2011 Hudson Hospital Healing Arts Exhibit, Hudson, WI.
2011 Edina Art Center Members Exhibition, merit award, Edina, MN.
2011 Lines Into Shapes, International Juried show, Art Center of Estes Park, CO.
2011 9th Annual It’s Only Clay juried show, BCAC, Bemidji, MN.
2010 Newport’s Tea by the Sea. second place, Newport, RI.
2010 2nd Biennial Central Time Ceramics, Bradley University, Peoria, IL.
2010 Kent State 10th Annual Cup Show, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
2010 3rd Biennial Contemporary Clay, Grand Junction, CO.
2010 Soda Salt National, best of show, Missoula, MT.
2010 Bowl Me Over, Lill Street, Chicago, IL.
2010 8th Annual It’s Only Clay juried show, BCAC, Bemidji, MN.
2010 Minnetonka Center for the Arts Faculty Show, Wayzata, MN.
2010 Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists Member Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN.
2009 Betsy Bryant Pottery Award, Edina Art Center Member 39th Juried Exhibition.
2008 Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists, Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, MN.
2008 Edina Art Center, Member Exhibition, Edina, MN.

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