I was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1948 and began working with clay in high school with an influential ceramics teacher. I studied art at Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Wisconsin, Madison, and have continually worked to express myself with clay. I was fortunate to be an active participant in workshops with notable clay sculptors of the time. I have been a member of several professional art organizations, and have taught in public schools and the Center for the Arts in Pittsburgh.
I am particularly drawn to figurative sculpture, usually with clay as the principal medium, integrated with mixed media and found objects. My work is intended to be intimate and evocative, highly influenced by my personal experiences and the emotions they bring to the fore.