I am a full time -studio artist and community arts practitioner born in New Orleans, where the semi-tropical landscape of South Louisiana supports the diverse cultures and belief systems of South Louisiana. This provides a unique creative expressiveness that can be found in most aspects of everyday life. I now live in central New Mexico, whose unique culture and distinctive natural beauty resonates in similar ways.
My work celebrates materials and processes with endless invention. Formats include pottery and functional objects made for daily use, large ceramics and mixed media sculpture, works-on-paper, murals and community art. A loose narrative and playful approach connects these ideas.
Recurrent themes are the resiliency of the spirit, animal manners, music-as-language, societal concerns and the relationships between nature and culture, intuition and logic, transformation and regeneration.
My formal training includes the Penland School of Crafts, Louisiana State University, (BFA Ceramics) and the University of Georgia Athens, (MFA Ceramics). In addition, I a currently enrolled in the New Mexico Center for Montessori Education Teacher Certificate program.
A devoted educator, I teach national and international artist workshops, Pre K- 12 programs and arts facilitations in underserved communities. Full –time academic appointments include the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program, Cortona Italy and the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (1994- present).
My work can be seen in the permanent collections of the American Museum of Art and Design, New York, Kutani International Ceramics Fair, Ishikawa, Japan, Laumeier Sculpture Park and Museum, St. Louis, MO, San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, TX and WOCEF, Kyonggi – do, Incehon, South Korea.
PO Box 2967
Corrales, NM 87048
Studio visits are welcome. Please call to make an appointment: 505-897-1016