In my professional life, I have been a graphic designer. But I also needed to have my hands and my creative brain involved in the arts, photography, textile design, and for the past twenty years or so, ceramics. I have studied with the late Makoto Yabe, and Lisa Dolliver of Earth Changes Pottery in Massachusetts. I have also attended workshops with other established ceramic artists like Deborah Schwartzkopf of Seattle at Massachusetts College of Art, and London artist Carolyn Genders at LaMeridiana International School of Ceramics in Tuscany. I have most recently been working out of Motherbrook Arts in Dedham and I am now combining my two passions of graphics and crafts through a new focus on surface design, applying bold graphics on wheel-thrown pieces, as well as using hand-building techniques of a more rustic nature while still using pattern and surface decoration.