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|