While employed at various jobs within the helping professions, I explored watercolour and life drawing. As much as I loved watercolour, the call for more texture in the surfaces led eventually to clay. I took my first course in clay at the Nanaimo Pottery Co-op in 1990, and became hooked on the magic mud. Further studies included courses at the Arrowsmith Potters Guild and at the Metchosin Summer School of the Arts.
In June of 2002 I quit my 'day job' in order to pursue pottery full time. This leap of faith was accompanied by a fear that I would run out of ideas! This has not been the case and there continues to be more ideas than time.
I am currently a member of two pottery guilds and am involved in several sales throughout the summer and fall, apart from my participation as a member of Pyromania Pottery.