About

The story of how I was introduced to coiling is an emotional one for me.  You can read it on the Background page. For the most part, I am a self-taught artist, having learned almost entirely through reading, experimenting, and lots of trial and error.

My journey into coiling started very slowly in 2005 and did not gain momentum until I retired in 2010. Since then, I have participated in juried shows, craft fairs, and have had my work on display and for sale at art galleries and centers.

I have been teaching beginner classes in the basics of coiling since 2010 at the Cultural Arts Center in Glen Allen, VA.

I have always loved to make things with my hands. I have tried my hand at numerous things over the years:  sewing, needlepoint, crochet, knitting, wood carving and even some small carpentry projects.  Currently, in addition to coiling, I also enjoy doing some wood burning and creating vessels with wire.


Shows & Exhibits

Jan 2011 Gallery 606 – Ashland, VA
Jun 2011 Demonstrating artist – Children’s Museum of VA Street Festival
Jul-Aug 2011 Featured Artist Exhibit – Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center
Nov 2011 Heavenly Creations Juried Fine Arts Show – Ashland VA
Jan 2012 Gallery Flux: Discovering Hanover: The Art & Artists of Hanover
Mar 2012 Slantwell Wall Exhibit – Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center
May 2012 Demonstrating artist – Rassawek Wine & Heritage Festival
Jun 2012 Visiting instructor – Bay School Community Arts Center
Sep 2012 Gallery 47 at First UU – Juried Fine Arts Show – Richmond VA
Nov 2012 Heavenly Creations Juried Fine Arts Show – Ashland VA
Sep 2013 Gallery 48 at First UU – Juried Fine Arts Show – Richmond VA
Nov 2013 Demonstrating artist – Museum Shoppers Fair – Richmond VA
Sep 2014 Gallery 49 at First UU – Juried Fine Arts Show – Richmond VA
Sep 2015 Gallery 50 at First UU – Juried Fine Arts Show – Richmond VA
Apr 2016 Instructor Exhibit – Glen Allen Cultural Art Center
May 2016 Art Speaks on the Bay – Juried Fine Arts Show – Mathews VA
May-Jul 2016 Gallery Flux – Gallery Artists Show – Ashland VA
Sep 2016 Gallery 51 at First UU – Juried Fine Arts Show – Richmond VA
Sep 2016 State Fair of VA – Two awards: First Place & Best in Show – Basket Class, First Place – Senior class – Richmond VA
Nov 2016 Virginia Cultural Marketplace – Richmond VA
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