I live and work in the rolling hills of Virginia one hour west of Washington, DC. I am committed to making objects both artistic and usable. I love the metamorphosis of clay from dust to mud to rock via the collaboration of hand, clay, fire, and use. In my studio life I engage in a mix of writing, drawing, and making pottery as a means for expression. In recent years I have been using more found clays and other raw materials. With each cycle of work there are alterations to the approaches used in making and in firing/cooling atmospheres in both our wood-fired anagama and gas-fired kilns. Usually working independently—with endless cooperation—I share the studio with my husband and fellow maker, Warren Frederick.
I enjoyed teaching a 5-day Demo/Workshop at the Alison Palmer Studio in South Kent, Connecticut, in October (2023).
Woodfire NC 2022 at STARworks in Star, NC happened in May 2022. I organized a panel called The Thread You Follow with Linda Christianson, Naomi Dalglish and Lindsay Oesterritter. Part of our discussion can be heard on the Red Clay Rambler interview mentioned above. I also installed and am continuing to exhibit the painted panels I made using North Carolina clays during my short winter residency at STARworks.
Visits to our studio and gallery may be made by appointment.