Art has always been an expression of my emotions and feelings, my gateway to discovery, and a part of who I am. I have always loved creating things and discovering how and what they are made of. The best part of being a girl scout was getting to do arts and crafts. I remember one of the first things I created (that I would consider art) was a scrapbook made of wood, twigs and paper. I was so proud of that little book and will never forget the Scout Master who showed me how to do it.
As I have reached maturity and gone through different phases of my life, many different art mediums have come across my path and I have embraced each one. Buying art supplies gave me a feeling of a new beginning and renewal of my soul. When my children were young, I opened a small yarn shop and soon bought a craft store that offered art lessons and I took every class I could. When the kids were older, I purchased a mail-order business that sold egg supplies, which birthed a new idea and a new business of four owners and became known as Collage Gallery and Studio. I taught classes (my passion) and sold supplies for making jewelry and stained glass fusing. When I discovered precious metal clay, it captured my imagination as nothing else had. Now I had something with few limitations, easy to work with, and fast. I took classes from all my favorite artists and the rest is history. I later became a PMC Senior Teacher with PMC Connections. I have taught at ARROWMONT SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Purdue University at the PMC World Conference and many classes at my Waco Studio. To say that I love my life and the fulfillment that I have received from metal clay is an understatement. If I can pass this love on to others, I have accomplished my life’s work. I currently live in Frisco, Texas and have a studio in my home.