I maintain a teaching and student relationship with the school during the summer by both teaching clay classes and enrolling in classes that hone my skills and interests in clay, glass and art in general.
My work in clay and glass continues since returning home to my Parkland Studio in Florida. Avalon, my Great Pyrenees rescue dog and his three cats are daily inspirations for my comical black and white illustrations on clay functional and decorative ware. I work in more than one clay body and firing temperature and my work has more than one face and style. When not teaching or working in the studio I am working on updating my online etsy account called THEGHOSTORCHIDART and on developing my website. I strongly believe in supporting local artists within the community. I continue to be active in 3 local pottery guilds, Florida Atlantic, Broward College and the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches.
As a life long learner and maker, I enjoy my instructional practice with students in group and private settings.
Making pots, learning to cook new vegan recipes, kayaking, allowing myself time to observe animals in natural wild settings (including National Parks and my own back yard at times) and spending time at home in Parkland with my friends and family are joys.
I strive to teach students to make pieces that they will enjoy both making and sharing as much as I do.