About the Artist
As a wildlife biologist and botanist I've always loved the subject material I use for my carvings. When I moved to Revelstoke, BC, I was so excited to join the potter's guild which welcomed me and gave me space to develop an artistic interest to balance my work in the sciences. While my ceramic skills were pretty rusty, other potters and ceramic artists helped me learn to make ceramic pieces and use the Sgraffito decoration technique, which involves painting and carving a 2-dimensional image on the surface of leather-hard (not entirely dry) clay. I am constantly learning, so my work should evolve quite a bit over time. I still work as a biologist, but I hope to continue to develop my ceramic art in tandem.