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A lifelong Michigan native, I am inspired by the land and the small details in nature. I love finding bits of things washed up on the beach and dream of their crafty possibilities. My education is in sculpture and fine art but my soul leans toward traditional crafts. I love combining the two.

My buttons are hand formed and carved with care. I am not a button manufacturer. I enjoy the uniqueness of each one.

Many of my pieces start as simple pinch pots. From that starting point they become sculptures, vases, bowls, and beads. I also make slab pieces.

My sculptural "podling" series is an exploration of human emotions and formal design issues in a non-representational form. Some of the pieces are excepting, reaching, exploring, listening. While others are defensive, guarded, closed. I look…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 21
  • Joined December 1, 2008

Favorite materials

clay, paper, found objects, wax, metal, vines

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About

A lifelong Michigan native, I am inspired by the land and the small details in nature. I love finding bits of things washed up on the beach and dream of their crafty possibilities. My education is in sculpture and fine art but my soul leans toward traditional crafts. I love combining the two.

My buttons are hand formed and carved with care. I am not a button manufacturer. I enjoy the uniqueness of each one.

Many of my pieces start as simple pinch pots. From that starting point they become sculptures, vases, bowls, and beads. I also make slab pieces.

My sculptural "podling" series is an exploration of human emotions and formal design issues in a non-representational form. Some of the pieces are excepting, reaching, exploring, listening. While others are defensive, guarded, closed. I look forward to exploring these ideas further.

I prefer hand building techniques because of the organic, human-made results.

My goal is to make things that ask us to take a moment to pause and smile at the loveliness of the world.

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