Art opens our eyes, and as an artist and educator, I believe heightening our visual awareness and acumen through looking at art and the world in more detail makes us fully educated human beings. This belief drives my teaching, in asking students to look closely and carefully, to develop a language for talking about what they see, and to apply new insights and thinking to their knowledge base as well as to objects that they create. “
I have been teaching art for over 25 years, first at the high school level, and then at Riverrun Center for the Arts and by invitation to regional and national workshops. I teach both ceramic and fiber workshops. Ceramic topics include pre-historic pottery, tile-making and sculptural hand-building. I have developed a technique of working with fiber called “pictorial felt-making”, in which the fleece is layered and “painted” to create 2-dimensional art objects. I offer workshops on-site, and am available to teach by request. Workshops can be offered for 1 day to 2 weeks in duration, depending upon content.