Over the course of my life, my most prevailing modes of artistic expression have been clay and textiles. In the distant past, I studied ceramics and glaze chemistry, both privately and at the Ontario College of Art, and for a number of years thereafter made my living as a potter.
Later, with a position in the textile department of the ROM,
I vastly widened my exposure and appreciation of textiles as a medium of cultural expression.
In 2004, I discovered metal clay. I was thrilled by the possibilities of constructing my work using pottery hand
buildng techniques, adding patterns and textures associated with textiles, and then transforming the result into a variety of metals.
I am an accredited instructor for Hadar's Clay, although my repertoire includes a wide variety of silver and base metal clays. Since 2010, I have regularly taught metal clay classes in and around Toronto, Canada.