Creative Art from the Soul
Growing up in the mountains of Western North Carolina
My artwork reflects the beautiful colors and textures that are a part of life in the Appalachian mountains as well as pieces and parts of my life- past, present and future. Each creation is a one-of-a-kind part of my soul.
I am an artist who loves what she does. I have loved playing in dirt all my life. My degree in Ceramics gives me the knowledge that allows me to collaborate with the clay and bring my work to life. I approach the clay with an open idea, and work with it as it takes its own shape.
I live in Clemmons, NC with my husband and son. I have a ceramic Degree from Appalachian State University. I have enhanced my learning process of clay from area workshops and from trips to JC Campbell Folk School. Raku Firing is a trial and error process which makes the outcomes unique in their selves and even more exciting the more you learn and try new things. I am always experimenting, thus making my work always changing, unique, and sometimes raw.
My current work is spiritual in that it has a southwestern flair. I am working with colors that are reflected in nature and are referred to as earth tones. My prayer boxes come from an old Indian ritual where you burn bad thoughts and purge them from your soul. Prayers are said to be answered when burned. The additions that are on these boxes are each special to me from my travels of good times. My treasure boxes have additions of smooth stones said to polish the soul. The Vessels that I have created are tribal and spiritual with a modern touch. I can’t explain where they came from in my mind but they came to me at a time when I needed some spiritual guidance and through making these vessels I found my own answers that I was looking for. They truly came from my soul. Making them Spiritual to me. Hopefully they will find homes that will bring prosperity and hope as they have done for me. I have added new things such as frames and mirrors and will continue to grow with ever-changing creations. Thank you.