Since 1993, Homer Alaska has been my home. Before designing and building our own house with studio here, we raised our two children in a 20 foot diameter yurt on the property. It is a ski to and from the road during long winters and we hauled our water for both home and garden from a nearby spring. Now we heat our home/studio and kiln with wood, but enjoy the luxury of hot running water.
My art education began with a BFA, focus in ceramic sculpture, from Alfred in 1986 (New York State College of Ceramics, USA) and in 1984, a certificate in craft from New Brunswick Craft School, Canada. While living in Japan, I obtained a two year cultural visa (1991-1993) for the study of calligraphy and Butoh (contemporary dance/performance art) with Yoko Ashikawa and Hakutobo. Here in Alaska, I have taught ceramics at local branches of University of Alaska as adjunct faculty. Currently I maintain my full time studio practice.
My work has been shown in juried and invitational exhibits here in Alaska at the Anchorage Museum, Bunnell Street Arts Center, The Shop: Kachemak Bay Art Space, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Blue.Hollomon Gallery and on the west and east coasts of the lower 48.