I am an artist with a variety of interests; painting, knitting, quilting, bead-work, and jewelry, fusing glass, and making sculptures. I am most passionate about printmaking and working with clay. I build teapots: some of my teapots are simple and functional. Others are detailed and sculptural. They are described as, beautiful, wacky, elegant, and whimsical. They each are unique. My printmaking is mostly reduction style block prints cut from linoleum blocks, but I also enjoy creating silk screen prints as well as etchings and dry point engravings when a press is available for me to work with.
My other interests include art history and women’s studies. Art history gives a view into cultures of the past and helps the artist understand the origins and futures in the art world. Art history inspires me to see my work in context. I believe that women’s studies are vital for women artisans; personally, politically and socially. The history of women and the progress of the women’s movement along with the issues women continue to face, inform my artwork and the work of my peers.
I graduated in December 2003 with a Bachelor of fine art degree from Humboldt State University.