“I was born in Thunder Bay longer ago than I’d like to remember. Back then I dearly loved to draw but no one, including me, took my artistic bent seriously. It wasn’t until I retired from my “real” job as a practical nurse at the Elgin General Hospital, that I began my artistic career.
It all started with a few classes in pottery, first at Hutton House and then at the London Potters’ Guild.
My favourite method of potting is hand building with slabs of clay. I also do some clay sculpture. Recently I took a workshop about using a product called Power Tex, which is a fabric hardener. This technique makes it possible to make delicate lace that cannot be done with clay as the result is too fragile and will apart.
For relaxation I paint in watercolour. Next I think it would be fun to try to construct jewellery from various materials, possibly going back to my old favourite – clay – a good material for beads don’t you think?”