Penn State, BS Business

A decade in the commercial and residential interior design  & construction business (USA)


7 years as a language consultant for business executives (Hamburg, Germany)


5 year education in stoneware and glazes,  Keramik Art Studio  (Meisterschule), Hamburg, Germany


2 years private ceramic studio with exhibitions, Hamburg, Germany


10 year restoration of a 1670 stone farmhouse with outbuildings, Acqui Terme, Italy


8 years as an innkeeper, ceramic artist and cooking instructor, Acqui Terme, Italy

creative retreat planner and host

creative coaching and mentoring 


Author, True Vines, Gemelli Press, 2012



potter, artist, gardener, writer

I’m making, living, enjoying. I find that with every passing year my work becomes clearer to me. Now it’s 2019 and I’m making more pots, creating more wall art and writing more than ever. I look forward to spring. I love making my home more and more reflective of how I want to live my life. With 60, I finally feel completely at home in my own body, my own personality, my own soul. I’m grateful to have made it this far. With so much chaotic energy in the world, I love the reality of my own world, which is steeped in nature and love.