My interest in clay began in my early teens when my aunt taught me to paint on pre formed pieces. I still have the first bowl I decorated, a Mother’s Day gift, in 1958. After graduate school I took a summer class in throwing pots. I was hooked. I made clay pieces off and on for the next thirty years. When I retired as a high school math teacher in 1998, I was able to devote a lot of my time to my clay projects. We set up a small studio in our basement in suburban Maryland and I began taking informal classes in earnest. A move to the RogueValley several years ago brought me into contact with a wide variety of very skilled potters. I have learned a great deal from them and broadened the range of my work significantly. I have a lovely studio with fabulous views of our valley which is a constant source of inspiration. My work continues to evolve as I learn more techniques and develop new and exciting glazes.