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Textured bottom helps hold garlic, avacado

while mashing with hand turned wood pestle.


Set on the rim of a plate or bowl when heating in the microwave oven.  Keeps your food moist, flavorful and oven clean


I create functional pieces for dining and cooking.  I strive to make each a pleasure to use as well as to see. My mugs feel good in your hand and against your lips.  They are safe to wash in your dishwasher.


All glazes are free of added lead, barium, and cadmium.  They are safe for daily use.

My degrees in chemistry have informed my choices and testing of glazes.  My family continues to enjoy pieces of my early work  40 years ago.


I choose to use simple decoration to allow you to complete the piece with food, plants or flowers. 


      "A Bit of the Blue Ridge"

Some of my pots are decorated with a rich brown clay gleaned from 200 feet below the surface of Christianburg Mountain during well drilling.  These pieces are labeled so you know your piece is made in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and you have a bit of the Blue Ridge in your hand.


Solar electric panels fuel my kiln. I strive to be "green" and sustainable in life and work.


Working from my home studio allowed me flexibility as parent and active community member while operating my small business.


 After working as a research chemist, I discovered the delight of working in clay.  Classes at Arrowmont School of Crafts, Virginia Tech, and with Blue Ridge Potters Guild together with visits to national and international  potters  provide inspiration for design and construction of work.


I love working with customers to explore ideas.  I hope you will share your ideas   for the item you have in mind.


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