As a self-taught artist, working with textiles has been a passion of mine since childhood. I’ve always loved the feel of thread, fabric and natural fibers in my hands. As a child, I spent countless hours weaving birch bark, milkweed silk and kitchen string into animal nests.
In the early 1970s, my husband and I built a four-harness table loom so that I could teach myself how to weave. Weaving soon became an obsession. During the next twenty-five years, I accumulated several large floor looms, completed dozens of rugs and tapestries, taught classes at the Guilford Art Center, and led workshops at the Brookfield Craft Center, Creative Arts Workshop and in my home studio.
My work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and has won numerous awards and commissions for public, residential, liturgical and corporate entities including:
- Aetna, Inc. (Hartford, CT)
- Cigna (Bloomfield, CT)
- KPMG (Hartford, CT)
- Saint Lawrence Church (Killingworth, CT)
- Scovill Corporation World Headquarters (Waterbury, CT)
- The State of Connecticut Public Arts Program (Hartford, CT),
Solo and two-person shows include:
- Duke University (NC)
- Del Mano Gallery (CA)
- Connecticut Public Television (Hartford, CT)
- Schenectady Arts & Science Museum (NY)
- Paul Mellon Arts Center (CT).
In 2016, my husband and I downsized into a 500 sq. ft. home in Westbrook, CT, greatly simplifying our lives. Thanks again to his ingenuity and carpentry skills, a wonderfully efficient 4′ x 5′ corner of our living area now serves as my workshop. I no longer weave, but am equally passionate about developing my own methods for creating functional works of art. My product line currently includes:
- One-of-a-kind baskets that are timeless, durable and endlessly useful; and
- Soft Mobius necklaces made with hand-dyed fabrics from around the world.
Contact me if you’d like information about my current selection.
Information on care, cleaning and materials is available on my FAQ page.