Born in San Francisco, I grew up playing outside in the freshly excavated clay hills of San Bruno, California.
I began throwing on the wheel in high school, dabbled in the glaze studio at San Francisco State University, and have been working in clay ever since. Good fortune brought me to workshops with Maria Martinez, Daniel Rhodes, F. Carlton Ball and Fred Olsen.
In 1973 I set up a small home studio in Montara, CA, and built a kiln in 1981. In 1999, after decades of studio work, selling in local galleries, bay area craft fairs and open studios, I began to teach clay to children and adults in local schools and in my Clay House studio in Montara. Returning to my home studio in 2009, I continue to work, show and sell locally.
I am a member of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists, Colony of Coastside Artists,
and Made on the Coast.
My work can be found in Made in Pescadero (Pescadero, CA), Ocean Blue the Vault (Half Moon Bay, CA),
online Silicon Valley Open Studios, at local craft fairs and my annual open studio in late autumn.