For as long as I can remember I have been compelled to create. I share this desire with my Mother and I have many fond memories of creating with her over the years. I wouldn't be where I am today without her encouragement to take my first sculpting class with June Goodnow at a doll show in 1995. I became obsessed with sculpting as soon as I had the clay in my hand. Since that doll show I have taken many sculpting classes and attended many shows with my mother right by my side. I have learned so much over the years but I strive to learn more each day. I mostly sculpt with polymer clay at this time but I have begun experimenting with other mediums.
I have won many awards over the years starting the first year that felt qualified to submit an entry.
- Dolls magazine Industry choice awards (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
- Dolls magazine public's choice award (2014, 2015)
- IDTS Judge's choice award - 2016
Due to health and family issues I was unable to sculpt much in the past couple of years so I haven't entered since 2017. I have just moved into a new house with a separate space for my studio. I have enjoyed teaching in the past and I hope to begin having classes again at my new studio. I would love to pass along the information that I have learned over the years.
I am a member of several organizations
- ODACA - Original Doll Artist Council of America
- PDMAG - Professional Doll Makers Art Guild
- IADR - International Art Doll Registry