I was born and raised in Seattle. I moved to Bainbridge Island after I was married, where I raised two children. My studio looks over the Olympic Mountains.
I attended the University of Washington, where I majored in art, but did not find my way to pottery until I took classes at Olympic College at Bainbridge Island Park Department.
I started my pottery wholesale business, Olympic Pottery, thirty years ago. My agents took orders from Gift Shows around the country and sent me the orders, which I filled and shipped from my studio. Over the years I was in fifteen catalogs and shops like Nordstrom, Harry and David and many museum and gift stores around the country and Japan.
I joined the Verksted Gallery in the year 2000. My style is whimsical and colorful. I now design my pottery mostly by handbuilding. I am known for my original designs such as clay kimonos, purses, birdhouses and vases.
I fire my clay pieces to 2200 degrees which make them dishwasher, microwave and oven safe.