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Artist Statement

I am a ceramic artist that creates two distinct bodies of work, functional tabletop ware and sculptural pieces. Though they serve different roles, the two bodies of work share several unifying features.  

Texture, adornment and detail are the hallmarks of my work.  Primarily, I am fascinated and inspired by patterns and symbols, be they geometric or organic.  My other influences are those from nature, architectural elements, textiles/furnishings, relief printmaking and other artworks not limited to ceramics.

Art Education/Bio

After a nearly 20 year career in advertising and marketing, I decided to take some time off from the corporate world and subsequently signed up for a community wheel-throwing pottery class.  I quickly transitioned into handbuilding with clay and was immediately hooked.  I returned to college and completed 30 course hours in studio art and art history.   Additionally, I have taken several clay and drawing workshops at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.


Rather than being made on a pottery wheel, all pieces are handbuilt from rolled out slabs of off-white stoneware clay. Texture and imagery are achieved through the use of created and found objects pressed into the clay or by carving.  Color is achieved through the use of underglazes and glazes used at the various stages of making.  Everything is fired in an electric kiln a minimum of two times to a final temperature of 2220o F. 

Group Shows

The District Gallery, Women in Clay/Terra Madre, Knoxville, March-April, 2014 and August 2016

Art Market Gallery, 3-D Featured Artist, Knoxville, December 2013

ArtXtravaganza(formerly Art of Webbfest) Knoxville, annually, 2004-2009, 2011- 2013

Artsclamation!Knoxville, annually, 2004-2013, 2016

Good Friends, Buckhorn Inn, Gatlinburg, TN, September-October 2013, 2015

Flora and Fauna, Terra Madre at Blount Mansion, Knoxville, April 2012

Arts in the Airport, Merit Award Winner, McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, May-October, 2011

ArtScapes, Knoxville Museum of Art, September 2010, 2011

Art Market Gallery, 3-D Featured Artist, Knoxville, June 2010

Art Market Galley, New Member Show, Knoxville, May 2009

Fountain City Art Center, Blessings from the Earth Terra Madre, Knoxville, March 2008

Fountain City Art Center, Women in Clay Terra Madre, Knoxville, November 2005

Scripps Networks Juried Employee Art Show, Knoxville, 2001


“Reshaping Herself” Artist Spotlight,Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 2014

500 Teapots, Vol. 2, Lark Publishing

Clay TimesMagazine, “The Gallery,”  Winter 2011 Issue


Art Market Gallery, Knoxville (Board of Directors 2010-12)

Foothills Craft Guild, East Tennessee

Knoxville Arts & Culture Alliance

Terra Madre (Women in Clay), Knoxville

Art by Gray Bearden


Gallery Information

422 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN. 37902

865 525-5265

Opening Hours

Monday thru Thursday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm


The gallery is closed on:

New Years Day,

Easter, Thanksgiving &


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