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.
NCECA has been cancelled so we are working away in the studio.
Woodfire NC 2020 at STARworks in Star, NC has been moved to May 2021. Hopefully I will still be moderating a panel I organized called The Thread You Follow with Linda Christianson, Naomi Dalglish and Lindsay Oesterritter. At some point I will be exhibiting the painted panels using North Carolina clays that I began experimenting with during my short winter residency at STARworks.
We are currently scheduled to be at Pottery on the Hill in Washington, DC at The Hill Center, November 6-8, 2020 -- time will tell.
Planning ahead I will be teaching a 5-day Demo/Workshop at the Alison Palmer Studio in South Kent, Connecticut, October 1-5, 2021
Visits to our studio and gallery may be made by appointment.
Wishing all good health and fortitude in these trying times.