When I retired from my career as a physical therapist, I put the commercial world behind me and am now indulging in fulfilling my creative ideas full time.
I love making bas relief sculptures and decorative patterns in copper that become table tops, doorway arches, wall plaques, and anything else I can imagine. I’m also a potter and I often combine ceramics and wood and copper in art pieces.
I love enabling young people to freely express their creativity. A favorite project recently was making 80 clay masks that were decorated by young people at Lorna Byrne Middle School in Cave Junction with odds and ends of materials donated by Guild and other community members. There were no creative “rules” and the results were amazing. Several of the masks sold, making money for the student artists. All of them had fun!
I firmly believe that everyone should be able to enjoy art – both its creation and the pleasure of living with it. I price my work accordingly and love to see people who don’t ordinarily buy art take a piece home.
My work can be found at the Guild Gallery in Kerby, Oregon.