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An artist as long as I can remember. I create what I can not find in the world. Expressing my love and sense of form, beauty, and self. Things I can only feel. How does one express a feeling other than to create?

I began making and selling things when I was ten. Miniature furniture, hats, Christmas ornaments, stuffed toys, purses. I rarely had a regular job. I graduated high school in three years just to get out of there and still graduated in the National Honor Society. I made stained glass windows and then restored and painted antique furniture among other things. I started ceramics with a year apprenticeship with a local potter. We worked in porcelain and did raku firing.

I did graphic design for years and when that slowed down I went to school again. While there I taught black and white darkroom techniques and made platinum prints. I also took some…

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  • Joined April 18, 2010

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stoneware, porcelain, ash, oil paint, canvas, stone, slate, wood fire, branches, natural beauty

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About

An artist as long as I can remember. I create what I can not find in the world. Expressing my love and sense of form, beauty, and self. Things I can only feel. How does one express a feeling other than to create?

I began making and selling things when I was ten. Miniature furniture, hats, Christmas ornaments, stuffed toys, purses. I rarely had a regular job. I graduated high school in three years just to get out of there and still graduated in the National Honor Society. I made stained glass windows and then restored and painted antique furniture among other things. I started ceramics with a year apprenticeship with a local potter. We worked in porcelain and did raku firing.

I did graphic design for years and when that slowed down I went to school again. While there I taught black and white darkroom techniques and made platinum prints. I also took some painting and ceramics classes. I ended up in Phi Theta Kappa and with an Associates of Art degree.

I have spent the last several years making ends meet by doing remodeling work. It is creative to a degree but hard work. I am too old to climb around ladders all day! Help me make my artwork a success so I can devote myself to it full time. It is what I really love to do.

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