When moving to San Miguel de Allende in 2015 I was asked to join the Galeria San Francisco as a metal sculptor. As time passed and I became an "expert" cutting and designing the metal I found that some of my devotion began to wane. What had been pure joy for a very long time started to feel like "work".
In August 2017 I took a ceramic workshop and my heart burst open! After working in such a rigid medium with metal, the clay was so voluptuous. I knew from that first day that I was hooked! I learned quickly that clay allowed freedom but in return demanded surrender. My carefully planned images where a thing of the past. From the beginning my days in the studio remained joyful. I was lucky to be able to take weeklong workshops from some of the very best sculptors from the United States who came to San Miguel. After learning a range of techniques from these teachers I began to find my own voice and dialogue with the clay.
I have used my love of myth and folklore, mysticism and dream states to determine the direction of my sculpture. Winged beings, goddess figures and those who inhabit the realms of the ethereal are what draw me.
I fall in love with my creations every time - perhaps later comes more analytical appraisal but when in the midst of my sculpting I feel real bliss. I am completely one with my process. The idea that a lump of clay can become a cherished image takes my breath away.