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I grew up in Minneapolis and received my BFA in glassblowing from St. Cloud State University in 1986.  After blowing glass in Colorado, Minnesota and Wisconsin, I moved to West Virginia, where I got back to clay.  I received my MFA in 1996 from Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale, and then moved to Victoria, British Columbia and spent two years making pots, gardening and traveling. Duluth became my new home in 1998. I work in the Old City Hall in Superior, Wisconsin in my studio, the Duluth Pottery, Superior Division. I share a great old building with our Superior Council for the Arts, the Red Mug Coffee House and bakery, and more. Most days, I am open to the public while I work where I have been growing a strong local following for pots and tile projects.

I make pots because they bring art to the table and are used every day.  Clay is a great medium for expression and use.  I love being part of a long line of potters through history and we reflect our culture.

My work is Maiolica, an in-glaze hand painted tin-glaze technique. I make functional pots and tiles that are meant to celebrate the day and are decorated with colorful, loose brushwork.

I draw from every day scenes and objects for my imagery.  Capturing the color and movement of the moment is my aim…whether it’s the flowers in the garden trembling in a slight breeze, or the sun coming in the window and lighting the room. 


Duluth Pottery Superior Division
916 Hammond Av
Superior, WI 54880-1770
(715) 399-0921

(218) 724-6955

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