Through the journey of life, my passion has been various art forms. With formal training as a painter and illustrator, I used my skills through a 20-year career as a graphic designer. Design fulfilled a need to use my knowledge and artistic expression using a strict set of rules, yet still expressing myself in a two dimensional format. In the mid-nineties I discovered clay. My first experience hand-building 3-dimensional art forms gave me a new satisfaction in self expression. This introduction began a slow process that eventually led me to a need to create. The configuration of the medium creates limitless possibilities. Although there were rules and restrictions, I would push them to the limits, eventually creating my own voice. My discovery of the potters wheel expanded my creative toolbox. I strive to combine my various skills to create forms that speak to me and eventually to the viewer. In my work, I utilize not only my artistic knowledge but my life experiences from childhood into adulthood including, fantasy, spirituality, a magical childhood memories of time spent at the beach and the unknown. My work has been featured in Ceramics Guild Magazine, Decatur Living Magazine, The Atlanta/Journal Constitution, Lark Books: Handbuilding Techniques, 500 Pitchers and 500 Tiles. My work was featured on the cover and in the 2009 May/June issue of Clay Times Magazine.