Stoneware Artifacts is located in the center of El Rito, a village just northwest of Santa Fe in Georgia O'Keefe country. The work done here is functional table ware, sculptural and decorative accent pieces, raku, and whimsical alternative clay forms. Inspiration is derived from the ancient Mimbres culture as well as the south western landscape around this area. All of the functional pottery is made with materials which are non-toxic, dishwasher safe and microwavable.
When I went off to college, I planned to study to become a foreign diplomat, but when I took a pottery class elective in my first year all my plans changed. I was so fascinated by the material I transferred into Fine Arts and got my degree in Ceramics. I have been exploring the infinite facets of pottery making ever since. I have lived and worked in the village of El Rito for over thirty years making a living as a potter. I spend part of each summer and a month in the winter teaching pottery at The Ghost Ranch Conference center near Abiquiu, New Mexico. My current work is mainly in functional Stoneware pieces, but I spend a few months each year doing sculptural work. My newest work is inspired by a twenty-five day river trip through the Grand Canyon as well as various Canyonlands hiking and back packing trips. I find daily stimulation from the beautiful landscape right here at home.