Born Feb. 23, 1954, Palo Alto, California
BA - Ceramics, 1977 - San Jose State University
MFA-Design, 1982, California Institute of the Arts

I started working with clay as a sophomore in high school. Clay is a wonderful way for me to express my three-dimensional ideas and explore texture, color and shape. I'm inspired by many things in nature such as rock formations, tree bark and underwater plants and animals. All these things give me starting points to build upon with color, texture and form.