Although I was
born and raised in New York, I knew that when I first set foot in New
Mexico in 1989 I had finally come home, both personally and as an astist.
Content to start over in my adopted home, I felt that the world of clay
was opening up before me in new and more wonderful ways than I had ever
imagined possible. Rocks, clay, minerals, mountains, sky and clouds—all
surrounded and inspired me.
I have been
involved in the Valencia Artisans and Artists of the Rio Abajo as a
founding member, as well as an original owner of Tomé Clay, now
The Tomé Gallery. In 1998 I fulfilled my dream of building my
own studio at home. It is there that I make the pots I sell in galleries
in Albuqueque, Santa Fe and at the Tomé Gallery. I continue to
teach at the Tomé Gallery and in community education classes
for children at the University of New Mexico-Valencia County branch.
Dinnerware with a rim carved in a design I adapted from an ancient Iriquois
basket design is my most popular work, and I have won a Best of Show
award with one of my crystalline glazed vases.
It is my hope
that my pots will bring added pleasure to the simple daily rituals of
life—such as mealtime or arranging flowers and that my customers
will enjoy using my pots as much as I enjoy making them.