One Path Leads to Another
I grew up in Manitoba, Canada and take the prairie landscape wherever I live and work. The memory of long family car trips through neverending fields, the endless hours of play along the river bank, and the history of the many peoples that lived on the land before me figure strongly in my art.
I studied English Literature and History at the University of Winnipeg and then took two MA programs at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. The first in English Literature, and the second, in Canadian Studies where I focused on Canadian Art History and Women’s Studies.
Currently, I live with my family in Ottawa and work in a modest studio in my home.
In my work with pottery, I attempt to describe, interpret and invent many aspects of my life experience. I use literature, history, the prairie landscape, the family, women, fiction and fantasy in my creation of both functional and sculptural objects. I enjoy the narrative possibilities that pottery can realize.