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 had an exhibit of woodfired work in New York City, November 17 - December 24 at Steven Harvey fine art projects 208 Forsyth Street, NY, NY 10002. A catalog for A Landscape of Form is available.
In June I taught a 2-day Demo/Workshop, Seeds of Ideas, embracing the spirit of experimentation and the germination of ideas by making dustprints on handbuilt plates. It was at Snow Farm in Williamsburg, Massachusetts.
I will be teaching a 5-day Demo/Workshop at the Alison Palmer Studio in South Kent, Connecticut, in Fall 2022, date not yet set.
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. 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.