I am a weaver and woodturner. I have studied weaving from noted weavers such
as James Kohler and Rachel Brown and been a member of the Rocky Mountain
Weavers Guild as well as Espanola Fiber Art Center and I have spent a week on
the Navajo Reservation learning Navajo methods of weaving. I weave on a Rio
Grande walking loom and my weavings are influenced by the southwest colors
that are bold with motifs of my own design. My weavings typically use rug weight
churro and merino wools.
My woodturnings are influenced by Southwest woods and designs. I extensively
use mesquite for bowls, vases and platters with turquoise inlays. When using
other woods such as maple, my turnings revolve around ̃basket illusion" designs
that reflect Native American baskets and pots, both in shape and colors. My more
modern turnings utilize “piercing techniques” to enhance the design and beauty of
the piece. I have been the recipient of the “Best in Show” at the Millicent Rogers
Museum miniature show 2019 in Taos, New Mexico.