My pottery journey started in 1989 with a desire to not have a “real job” while I was pursuing my equestrian career. I acquired a small slip casting business which I hoped would pay the bills while I developed my equestrian interests. Having the equipment to produce pottery enticed me to get a wheel and try my hand at throwing. It didn’t take long for my inner creative self to work its way out. Life, marriage and children gently pushed the horses to a back seat, and I realized that pottery could be the “real job” and how much I truly love working with clay. I finally concluded that pottery is my calling and that the horses were a GREAT ride along the way. When I say, “my pottery journey”, I am describing the fact that I am a self-taught potter. The act of learning about ceramics in that way is a journey of trial and errors. Drawing from nature as many artists do, my style has changed and evolved over the years. Living in the Outer Banks in the mid 90’s till 2004, my inspiration came from the ocean and the vast array of colors and textures that it offers. That theme continues to be a large part of my work which I sell in NC and Fla. Living in Central Virginia has been nagging at my creativity to work with the textures I love in noncoastal themes. So, I am also having fun with the ever-changing inspirations that surround me on my farm and in this wonderful area. My work includes both functional stoneware pieces and decorative earthenware wall art.