My work is my love-letter to the planet. In my practice, I connect directly with clays and other earths. Touch is my teacher. What has coalesced for me in recent years is a deep concern about climate change. In her book, The Optimist’s Telescope, Bina Venkataraman charges us to think of ourselves not only as descendants, but as ancestors. She urges us to steward this beloved planet so that our descendants can inherit a world that will sustain them for centuries to come. In art and life, I intend to heed her call.
Selected Exhibits and Performances
First Violin: An Octave of Prints, Solo Show, Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester, MA
“Time Framed” 2-person retrospective, with artist Yu-Wen Wu, Meditech, Canton, MA
Like Dirt, With choreographer Rachel Cohen, Racoco Productions, The Secret Theater, Queens, NY
Open Days, Cairn Croft Sculpture Garden, Dover, MA
2006-7 Touchstones, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
Dance/Clay, with choreographer Rachel Cohen and Kathak Dancer Navina Jafa, Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi, India
Visual Violins, Healing Art of Music, Longwood Symphony Orchestra, Galerie D’Orsay, Boston, MA.
Hidden in Plain Sight, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA.
Time Tables, Eleven Miller Street, Somerville, MA.
Changing States, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.
Healing Touches, Children’s Commemorative Mural, Jimmy Fund Clinic, Dana-Farber Cancer Center, Boston, MA.
The Art of Pouring, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Reviews and Publications
Catalogue Visual Violins: Arts Healing Hearts. Publication of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra, Boston, MA, 2006.
Lenssen, Anneke Hidden in Plain Sight @ Brickbottom, “Big RED & Shiny: An Online Arts Journal for Boston, Issue #28, October 13, 2005.
Carlock, Marty. The Words of Elder Jews Become Art, “Boston Sunday Globe,” June 7, 1998.
Temin, Christine. Homages to the Aged, the Persecuted, “Boston Globe,” March 25, l998
WBZ-TV4. News Feature on “Healing Touches,” December 26 (Christmas), 1997.
Rosenblatt, Patty. ‘Healing Touches’: A Children’s Memorial, “Ceramics Monthly,” May, l997.
2008: Somerville (MA) Arts Council Fellowship
2007: Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship, Santa Fe Art Institute
Feb 2007: Artist in Residence, Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi, India
Sept 2007: Artist in Residence, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
Sept 2003: Artist in Residence, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
March 2001: Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
May 2004: Visiting Artist, Harvard University Ceramics Studio, Boston, MA
Fall 1997: Visiting Artist, Harvard University Ceramics Studio, Boston, MA
Boards & Service
2019-present: Climate Arts Committee, Cape Ann Climate Action Group, MA
2017-present: Advisor, Manship Artists Residency and Studios, Gloucester, MA
2017-present: Advisory Board, Catalyst Conversations, Cambridge, MA
1999-2013: Advisory Board, Aidekman Art Gallery, Tufts University, Medford, MA
1997-2000: Board of Directors, Studio Potter Magazine.
1994-2013: Advisory Board, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
1992-1994: Board of Directors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia