A few decades ago, when my youngest started kindergarten, I took some art classes at Merritt College in Oakland, California. I loved to garden but always found myself running out of flower pots. So I thought it would be great to make my own and signed up for a ceramic class.
After the first semester, I was addicted to clay, and have been playing with mud ever since. Throwing on the wheel was challenging in the beginning, but after a while it came naturally.
As I progress in my clay work, I entered my work in competitions. I was lucky to have won a scholarship from Academy of Art College in San Francisco, where I have earned my BFA degree.
Although, clay is my favorite medium, I explore many other mediums. I have studied Ikeban (Japanese Flower arrangement) from Sensei Soho Sakai for many years. I have also earned a 4th grade Sogetsu teaching degree from Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Japan.
Other medium I have explored are water color, acrylic, sculpture in clay, paper, and found objects, jewelry, fabric art and the list goes on.
I am a member of the Blue Line Arts in Roseville, California.