I began working with clay in a time of crisis in my life more than twenty years ago. Since then I have studied with teachers in the U.S. and in Europe. For many years as a psychologist and family therapist, I was in conversations with people wanting to make changes in their lives. I have also worked in situations in the U.S. and in Kosovo where catastrophic illness and political and natural disasters have upended the lives of the people I met and worked with.
These experiences come forth in my work in clay. I take my observations of people and gather these impressions to create moments of life often between two or more figures. I am interested in the relationships between people and the ways in which they touch and do not touch one another. I find that fired clay is the best medium for my work. I start with photographs and then abstract relationships and meanings from them to give wider significance to individual moments. Usually I finish my sculptures with a dried brush acrylic process.