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.
My work has been shown in juried and invitational exhibits here in Alaska at the Anchorage Museum, Bunnell Street Arts Center, Blue.Hollomon Gallery and on the east coast at The Clay Studio and Barrett Street Arts Center.