I started my first art pottery studio in 1973, the day I graduated from Skidmore College. I worked with clay for the next 18 years to realize the dream of being an independent and successful studio potter and craftsperson. I went to live in Ireland in 1991 for a one year sabbatical, relieving the burnout from 18 years of work.  It gave me the time and perspective to figure out what to do with the rest of my life.

In May of 1994, I opened my pottery studio and art gallery to the public. I had realized that my dissatisfaction stemmed from how I was running my life and business, not with the clay itself. The time had come to stop being an isolated artist and transform myself into someone that could work with community, using that word in the largest sense.

For the next 3 years I continued my efforts to expand the various groups and individuals who could come see and experience the real working studio of an accomplished and recognized craft artist. The people who came varied from elder hostel groups, girl scouts, the learning disabled and physically handicapped, to tourists and museum groups. These visitors all left with an educational and aesthetic learning experience.

In my new life and career I...........

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