My Background I studied art at Pratt Institute and the City College of New York . After I earned my undergraduate degree , I established the The Pottery Loft , a studio in Park Slope Brooklyn. I taught classes there and worked as a production potter. I also provided instruction in art and ceramics at community centers, senior centers and adult education programs. After several years , I entered a graduate program at New York University to study Special Education. Since earning my Masters degree, I've taught art, literacy, and remedial instruction to grades ranging from pre-k through college. I continued to work as a part time potter, and to provide pottery instruction to children and adults at Clayworks on Columbiain Brooklyn. I've been a long time member of Brooklyn Potters where I helped to establish our Empty Bowls Project, an on-going fund raiser to support a local soup kitchen .Currently, as a retired teacher from the NYC public school system , I'm delighted to have the opportunity to work full time in clay. I continue to teach ceramics, exhibit, and sell my work at Clayworks on Columbia.
Acknowledgements I want to extend thanks to Jan Pacifico for providing my first studio space and gallery where I had an opportunity to sell my work. Thanks to Paul Chalef, who was an encouraging graduate assistant at City College when I attended, and to some of the excellent instructors I've taken workshops with: Elizabeth McDonald at Snow Farm MA, Felipe Ortega at Ghost Ranch NM, Woody Hughs, and Matt Long at Greenwich House Pottery, NYC . I recommend the raku facilities provide by Keith Grabowsky in Montclair NJ, and the wood fired anagama-noborigama kiln built by Tony Moore in Coldspring NY. A special thanks to Deb McDermott for creating a wonderful studio community at Clayworks on Coumbia.