Mud Alley Pottery
Cherry Hill, NJ
I started working in clay in 1975 while still in high school. I went on to receive my BFA concentration in clay in 1982 from East Tennessee State University. I began selling my work at various galleries and craft shows through out the North East including Maine, New Hampshire,Vermont, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. Through out the years I have had the pleasure of sharing my craft with many students. First as a studio tech at Glassboro State college then as a teacher at various Art Centers. Occasionally I have taught at Cumberland County College as a guest artist.
My work is always in a state of flux. As I go through life I am constantly being inspired by everything around me. That in itself creates a slow but constant change. When I look back on my early work I am amazed at how much it has changed. My current work is a result of spending many hours in the woods camping and hiking with my children. The leaves I use are actually real leaves. When put into then kiln they burn off leaving just the impression behind. I often use glazed and stained surfaces to better show the contrasts in texture on my pieces. In the last few years I find myself exploring texture in much greater detail. What was once just textures I found in nature has taught me to look at everything as a possible source for my designs. This has in turn, opened up a whole new world of possibilities for me.