My work is inspired by the sky and the mountains and the traditional pottery makers of the American Southwest and the basket makers of my own Mi'kmaq people of New Brunswick Canada.
My heritage is mixed - half Polish and half Mi'kmaq (Micmac) Indian of the Eel Ground First Nation of New Brunswick, Canada. I am originally from Hartford, Connecticut.
Years ago, I attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. While pursuing my J.D. and Ph.D., I had the opportunity to study and admire Pueblo pottery. In much of my pottery, my designs combine traditional shapes and forms with contemporary methods (wheel throwing). I began making pottery in 2001 at Genesee Center for the Arts and Education while living in Rochester, NY. I've also taken classes at Rochester Institute of Technology's School of American Crafts and at the NY State School of Ceramics at Alfred University.
I've returned to Albuquerque and have my own studio space in the near North Valley. My work continues to evolve and I continue to experiment with different types of clays, glazes, and glaze applications. I've spent a lot of time mixing my own colors - colors you will not find in other pottery.
The pieces on these webpages represent a small sample of my work. Each piece is handmade and unique and the functional pieces are all food-safe, as well as microwavable and oven-safe.