My teaching and craft development work have enabled me to travel to many places, including Australia, New Zealand, Africa, the UK, and Central America. These journeys have had a profound influence on my work and on my life.
The Aboriginal use of sand, and the Australian sunburned colors of ochre and red continue to have a strong influence in my work. My pieces also speak of the women I have encountered, particularly in Ghana, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. Their fabrics, colors, and culture continue to inform the vessels I create. I have learned to simplify things, to let the forms and the materials speak for themselves.
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Work inspired by my travels: