San Rafael, CA
I work in ceramic sculpture and am influenced by nature, landscapes, flowers, animals and human body forms. I do lidded urns, and Life sculpture as well as plaques in relief. I have also done cloisonné enamel, jewelry making, calligraphy, and painting.
Growing up in New York's Greenwich Village, I attended the High School of Music and Art and the School of Visual Arts. I traveled extensively in Europe, Morocco and Asia and moved to San Francisco where I got a BFA in 1973 from the San Francisco Art Institute majoring in Painting and minoring in Ceramic Sculpture. Got my Art teaching degree from San Francisco State in 1974. I started to do Cloisonne Jewelry and Plagues and Calligraphy in 1976. Got a Masters of Creative Art degree from San Francisco State in 1990. I continued my art studying ceramic sculpture at College of Marin with Bill Abright doing Urns and dance sculptures for 10 years and more recently have been doing figurative sculpture with Tebby George.
Ceramic Sculpture Exhibitions: Ceramic Annual of America, San Francisco; Mill Valley Fall Art Festival; Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael; Marin Open Studios, Fairfax, CA
Cloisonne Exhibitions: Kersting Gallery, Sausalito; Marlin's Collection, Mill Valley, The Horizon Gallery, Mill Valley, Amber Gallery, Mill Valley
Nature has been a source of inspiration. So much of my subject matter has been flowers, landscape, animals and the human form. And I like to capture it as best I can, the colors and shapes and flowing lines. Having studied Flamenco Dance and feeling the passion for dance, I also did a series of dance sculptures.