Recently, I had a conversation with someone on whether or not I needed a website. Her comment was, "All serious artists have websites - they want to sell their stuff and that's the vehicle to get it out there." I don't really care about selling my "stuff". I care about sharing information, teaching techniques, learning different approaches, acquiring new skill sets, being exposed to fresh ideas, and feeling like part of a collective creativity that expands my knowledge and nurtures my soul.
Doesn't that make me a serious artist?
From music to textiles, pottery to glass, I've tried various mediums in my quest to discover who I am and what I want to be. What a great journey it has been; I will chase the adventure ad infinitum. Regardless of the quality of my work, I remain committed to a philosophy based on a Henry van Dyke quote:
"Use the talents you possess; for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best."
In addition to private study, I am currently managing Taylor Art Studio, a City of Tampa Parks and Recreation facility. I teach several adult classes each week in pottery, stained glass and fusion. My interest vacillates between the wonderfully tactile elements of clay to the illumination and transparency of glass. When I need a break from those two mediums I delve into a collage, ink up a domino, gather threads for Kumihimo, or lose myself in scales and the never ending finger games of JSBach.
That being said, if you see something on this website that you cannot live without, please contact me as I might be persuaded to sell it if receiving an offer I can't refuse.