My Background I studied art at Pratt Institute and the City College of New York. After I earned my undergraduate degree.I established 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 as a part time potter and pottery instructor for children and adults at Clayworks on Columbiain Brooklyn. I was also a long time member of Brooklyn Potters where I helped to establish our Empty Bowls Project, A fund raiser to support a local soup kitchen.
Currently,as a retired teacher from the NYC public school system.I work full time in clay at CLAYWORKS ON COLUMBIA where I continue to teach ceramics,exhibit,and sell my work.
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 .
A special thanks to Deb McDermott for creating a wonderful studio community at Clayworks on Coumbia.