I am inspired by the natural world, which I reference when creating. My interest in clay began in High School, when I took classes at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. I pursued my passion at the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, earning a Bachelors of Fine Arts, a Masters of Arts from Eastern Michigan University. I have pursued advanced study by taking post-graduate studio classes at the Chicago Art Institute, Maryland Art Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, Anderson Ranch and the Arrowmount School of Art and Design.
I taught Visual Art in the Ann Arbor Public Schools for thirty-four years, I have taught at the University of Michigan School of Education and Washtenaw Community College. I exhibit my work locally and nationally and am a member of the Clay Gallery and Potters Guild in Ann Arbor, Michigan where I have my studio.