I have been making pottery for over thirty years and continue to be fascinated by the infinite variety of forms and functions of the hand- made pot. I love the process of working with clay and like pieces that show the process with which they were made.
In the 1970s, Sunburst Pottery was located in Medfield, Massachusetts with a retail store in the front and the pottery workshop in the back of the store. Customers could watch the pieces that would be ultimately displayed in the store come to life. In 1978, I did an apprenticeship with Harry Holl at Scargo Stoneware on Cape Cod.
I moved to Ashburnham, Massachusetts in 1985 and produce my work out of my home studio in Ashburnham, Massachusetts which I share with my husband and three sons. The studio is surrounded by 30 acres of beautiful landscape and wild blueberries. Views of Mt. Monadnock and ever changing sunsets are also inspiration for my work. I make functional pottery for people to use in their homes on a daily basis.
I want people to get enjoyment from using my pieces and not just put them on the shelf. I hope my pieces bring a little beauty and joy into the everyday lives of the people who use them.
My functional pieces are made to give pleasure in their everyday use. So from my hands to yours……….enjoy.