After studying fine arts and graduating with a B.A. from Upsala College, I became a teacher in the New York City school system. While teaching, I began studying ceramics at Baldwin Pottery in New York City. Elizabeth Nields was my first teacher inspiring my love for pottery. In 1973 I organized “With Clay” a pottery co-operative in SoHo in New York City. I continued to study and expand my knowledge of clay and glazing while selling from this business through 1985. During this time, I also developed my own studio (Mountain Stream Pottery) in Schenevus, New York. I began selling my work at UCCCA’s Kubiak Gallery, the Schoharie Council of the Arts and Gallery 53, as well as craft shows and the Oneonta Farmers Market. My work has been exhibited in several juried shows, including the Cooperstown Art Association Exhibition and Mamaroneck Artist Guild Show where my work received an Award of Merit prize.