I’m always carving new designs to impress in the
clay. I’ve carved some of my favorite Artists’ work: Monet, Van Gogh,
Alphonse Mucha, Georgia O’Keefe and Maxfield Parrish - the sky is the limit. The
clay I use is a combination of high-fire white stone-ware clay to make my pieces.
I create things from tiny earrings to large platters, using a slab roller to
flatten my clay. My new work is posted on Clayshapers on Facebook. Also, you-tube has instructional videos of how
I make platters and earrings.
My goal is to give a smile or chuckle to whoever
sees my work, bringing joy into the world using mud as my conduit.
I started carving back when I was a child in my
Dad’s wood shop. He gave me my first set of sharp tools. But my clay career
started 1985 at Haywood College in NC when Ms. Mary Cornwell, the woman who
started the Village of Yesteryear at NC State Fair, noticed me and invited me
to be a hand-builder at a ten-day show. In 1996 we opened Clayshapers Gallery
and Pottery school. For 7 years I managed the Gallery and had the pottery
school at my fingertips to discover and heighten my art and pottery skills.
I have participated in the NC State Fair for 30
years now and have added a hands-on table for kids to paint their own medallion
We moved to Duncan, SC. In 2016. I’m thrilled to be part of West Main Artist
Co-op in Spartanburg, SC.
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