As an English major in college, I stayed up late at night reading Shakespeare. In 1973, though, I switched to art: I got on the pottery wheel, and I basically stayed there. I studied at several colleges, and eventually earned a BFA (magna cum laude) in Fine Arts from Troy University in Alabama. In addition to pottery, I dabbled in silk screen, printing, oil paint, glass, cloisonné, silver smithing and ceramics. After moving from Montgomery to the Pensacola area, I became a chronic student at Pensacola Junior College (now Pensacola State College) and studied under Carol Horgan and Bill Clover. Since that time, I have taught wheel and hand building at First City Art Center. I have a clay studio at my home and have shown in the Heritage Arts area of the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival and the Seafood Festival both as a solo artist and as a member of the Potter’s Club.