I was an art teacher for 22 years in the Neshaminy School District, Langhorne, PA before becoming a middle school principal for 15 years in both the Neshaminy School District and the Central Bucks School District.
I am a member of the Bucks County Craftsmen’s Guild, the Bucks County Hand Weaver’s Guild and the PA Guild of Craftsmen. I have sold my work at various shows and galleries throughout the northeast (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Virginia, and Ohio).
I am president of the Penn-Jersey Basket Weavers Guild. As a group, we offer our members classes, workshops, and trips centered around our love of basketry. I also teach basketry in my home studio and at various locations in PA. I teach both children and adults.
Working over wooden molds, in the method of the Shakers, my baskets are traditional in shape and materials. I weave both Shaker reproductions in ash and traditional, utilitarian baskets of reed. Native hardwoods such as ash and oak are used to make the rims and handles, and all of my baskets are lashed using ash. Each basket takes on its own character as it is woven in a quatrefoil. Twill or fancy lace pattern to appeal to both eye and touch.