Born & raised in Biloxi, MS. Retired from Civil Service in 2005 and spent most of my working years at Keesler AFB in Biloxi. I soon began looking for a new adventure for my retirement years. I was introduced to clay and hand building and loved it. The group I began with became my friends in clay and a lot of us still share studio time and work together. What good fortune to be with so many diverse & talented artists. We encouraged & inspired each other. I primarily hand build functional pieces & love bold, bright colors. Practical is good but whimsical pieces are fun as well.