I make functional pottery that combines Practicality with charm. Things that make everyday special. Each piece is individually designed and one of a kind. My work has been selected for state wide exhibits in Hawaii...
We came to Kauai from California on our honeymoon in July 1970, and never left. . It has been a great adventure.
In 1974 I took my first pottery class at KCC from Wayne Miyata. I knew from day one that this was my passion. The Japanese esthetic has inspired me and still influences my work. After about 6 years at KCC , where I worked as the assistant in the Ceramics lab, I was ready to move on and create my own pottery studio.
My husband Ron built my gas kiln from a kit and boxes of fire brick. And she still works perfectly.
I have continued my studies, in New Mexico at the Acoma reservation with Lucy Lewis’s daughters Dolores and Emma , A Yixing teapot making workshop here on Kauai , and a Mata Ortiz workshop With Jorge Quitana from Mexico. Bizen Pottery workshop in Japan...The techniques I've learned I share with my pottery students in hand-building classes that I have conducted for the past 15 years.