I earned a BFA in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1996 and have been making tiles in northern New Mexico ever since. My tiles have been shown in juried art shows nationally for the past 20 years, and currently hang at both Magpie Gallery and Ammann Gallery in Taos, NM.
I make one of a kind, ceramic tiles. Each tile is unique, and the subject matter I focus on is mainly local flora, birds and bugs with the occasional exotic subject matter thrown in. Many of my tiles are highly sculptural and made to hang on the wall. My tiles are kiln fired multiple times to almost 2000 degrees and all finished surfaces are fired ceramic glazes.
I have always been intrigued by the details of the natural world and think of my work as nature inspired snapshots; details of the plants and creatures that we share this world with, sculpted in clay and glaze.
The ocean inspired tiles that I have made for the Movers and Shakers show incorporate crushed bottle glass which I have melted around the ceramic components for a watery feel.
Recycling, reusing and being mindful of not wasting materials and energy is an important component in my art making. To that end I power my alternative built ceramics studio (and home) with solar power and recycle my materials as much as possible.