P1030756I came to clay as a second vocation.  For 10 years I taught high school biology and I cultivated a love for helping others explore the world while also encouraging scientific inquiry.  When I left teaching I returned to the classroom as a student at Haywood Community College  completing an Associates Degree in Professional Crafts.   From there I moved to Floyd, Virginia and worked as an apprentice to Silvie Granatelli, studio potter.  I am now in the process of setting up a studio and building a life as a studio potter in Floyd, Virginia.    I also teach pottery at a local community arts center in Roanoke, VA.

My pottery is made of porcelain clay and is fired in a gas kiln to cone 10.  All pots are safe for microwave, dishwasher and oven.




The apartment at my home is now on Airbnb – “Potter’s Parkway Pitstop”https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4680286

Traveling through the area or know some who is?  Consider staying here with me.  The apartment has a separate entrance and of course it is stocked with handmade pottery to use during the visit.   🙂







Now you can stop IMG_4170by my home gallery when you are driving down the Blue Ridge Parkway.  I am located right off the BRP at milemarker 153.5.  Look for the sign and come enjoy the home gallery.  Find exactly what you need.