About

We had the pleasure of participating in Merry Farm Pottery’s April 2024 firing of their wood kiln. It takes a village to fire a wood kiln and what fun we had with all the fabulous potters who showed up to prep, load, fire, and unload. It is a multigenerational collaboration that warms and expands the heart. We are forever grateful to Micah Thanhauser of@merryfarmpottery for building the kiln and making this possible. 💕💕💕 ...

I just unloaded a kiln full of hanging eyes, 4x4 Tapestry Tiles, and Dragon tiles. 😊💕 All tiles have hangers on the back. Our shop is open today (the 21st) from 10-4, from 10-2 on Thanksgiving day, from 10-4 on Friday and Saturday and from 2-4 on Sunday. ...

The week leading up to my birthday, I rearranged, organized, purged, and cleaned out this space. Now let the fun begin! 💕 ...

An assortment of the pieces unloaded today. 🌸🌸🌸 I was trying out various techniques and these vessels all went through three firings as different glazes fire to different temperatures. I had fun with these! ...

The joy of summer flowers!! ❤️ ...

Decorating pots today… blissful 💕 ...

I am thrilled and honored to be included with my husband @madpottermv and our sculpture trail @islandfolkpottery in this beautiful compilation showcasing various creative folk on Martha’s Vineyard. Thank you @twislandgirl @amandabenchley @elizabeth.cecil The book is breathtaking #vineyardfolk ...

Spring in my neighborhood. 💕 ...

Spring window. This is a photo but doesn’t it look painterly? Chilmark, MA ...

I live in Chilmark, MA on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. I have a small house with a big studio and strive to lead a creative life. 
 
 
 
About the Daily Digital Drawing Project started in 2012.
 
I first created this website when I started the daily discipline of doing one digital drawing a day. The practice lasted for several years – although some drawings spanned several days.
 
Here is my statement about the daily digital drawing project:
 
After a day of work and family chores, I am trying to do a drawing, just for me.

Why try to do a drawing a day?

Do you know when you’re traveling with your children, you stop every few moments to count heads and make sure everyone is still accounted for?

I realized the end of January 2012 that I had completely misplaced one of my passions. Sometime in the past two decades, I stopped paying attention to my love of drawing.

I decided the beginning of February 2012 to start doing one sketch a day, at the end of the day, after my day job work and family chores are done.

The ritual of drawing every evening has become a balm, a meditation, a way for me to process the day and massage something deep inside myself.

Because I work full time as a website programmer and designer, when I decided to draw again, I turned first to my computer.  Although my visual art training was with a paintbrush on canvas and pencil to sketch book, the years of digital immersion made drawing digitally  an easier step than having to set up a new creative space in the home and purchase lots of new supplies. I already had a powerful computer, large monitors, a pressure sensitive tablet and stylus. In order to stick to my commitment of drawing every day, it had to be as easy as possible, physically, to do it. I draw on the computer with the help of a wacom intuos tablet and Painter15 software.

I did stop the project after 15 months, but resumed it again in September of 2014. I try to draw every day, but since I draw usually after 8:00pm, some nights it just isn’t possible.

The spring of 2015, I switched from digital work to physical materials and started exploring the world of mixed media.

Resume

  • Education and Honors
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Design/Ceramics
      The University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA 1991-1993
      Suma Cum Laude, Chancellor’s List
    • The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 1987-1988
    • Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy, 1983 and 1987
      The 1987 Gillian Award Scholarship
    • New York University in France, Paris, France, 1984
    • Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 1984 (study in Tours France), 1983 – 1984 (on campus)
  • Professional Experience / Internet
    • Sole Proprietor, Goffgrafix Web Development, 1997 – present.
    • Member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Internet Development Team, September 1999 – April 2000 part time
    • Full time graphic web design and programming for International Compliance Systems, Inc., April 2000 – April 2001
    • Member of Katewood Group Web Site Development Team, March 2001 – 2003 part time
    • Lead Web Designer for Martha’s Vineyard Online (mvol.com), September 2001 – 2003
  • Professional Experience / Visual Design
    • Assistant Ceramic Professor, Studio Art Centers International, Florence 1984 .
    • Installation Artist, Area Night Club, New York City, 1986
    • Ceramist, Illustrator 1985-1999
    • Sole Proprietor, Folk Tiles, a decorative tile manufacturing company, 1993-2000
  • Lectures and Seminars Given
    • Creating A Successful Web Presence, Part of a 3 woman panel, The Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Network (2011)
    • The University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, Alumni Lecture Series (1998)
    • The Wareham High School, Wareham, MA, Workshop in Tile Making for Students (1998)
    • The University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, Workshop in Tile Making for Ceramic Undergraduates (1997)
  • Exhibitions for Clay and Painting / Solo
    • The Vineyard Playhouse, Vineyard Haven, MA (2017)
    • The A Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA (2014)
    • The Field Gallery, West Tisbury, MA (1994,1995,1996,1998)
    • The Wrenn Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA (1990)
    • The Goff’s Gallery, North Tisbury, MA (1985)
  • Exhibitions for Clay and Painting / Group
    • The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA (1995, 1996, 1997)
    • The Ferrin Gallery, Northhampton, MA (1989,1993, 1995)
    • The Field Gallery, West Tisbury, MA (1992, 1993)
    • The Wooden Tent Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA (1993)
    • Studio 244, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Gallery, (1993)
    • Barrows Tea Company, New Bedford, MA (1992)
    • The Artist’s Cooperative, Vineyard Haven, MA (1991)
    • The Wrenn Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA (1990)
    • Starr Gallery, Newton, MA (1990)
    • The Neo Persona Gallery, New York City (1986, 1990)
    • The Clay Pot, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY (1990)
    • Civilization Gallery, New York City (1987)
    • The Strozzi Palace, Florence, Italy (1985)