I first learned about clay from my mother Mildred Gordon a professional potter in the D.C. area; I helped in her studio, building wheels, building & firing kilns, hauling clay and mixing glazes. I started throwing on the wheel in 1971, was class assistant at the Baltimore Museum of Art to Olin Russum, taken classes at Fairmont State College, Westchester Art Workshop, Belle Levine Art Center, Garrison Art Center, as well as workshops at Peters Valley, Sugar Maples, Clay Art Center, Rockland Art Center, Kissimmee River Pottery and Touchstone Crafts Center. I am forever learning new things and hope this is how my art experience remains for the rest of my life in clay.
In my work, I strive to express the plasticity of clay in ways that bring delight and sometimes surprise. My work is a mix of functional stoneware, figurative and abstract sculpture and tiles. In my home studio, I fire my oxidation work in an electric kiln and my reduction work in a propane kiln. I also fire non-functional work in a raku kiln. I enjoy making things that people can use daily as well as objects that enhance where we live and work. These include tile hallway floors, ceramic sinks, chimney caps, house numbers, tile tables, vases, planters, dishes, etc.
I am Studio Manager at the Cedar Lane Arts Center in Ossining, NY, where I teach adult ceramics classes. I am an officer of the Ossining Arts Council and Hudson River Potters.