Bio

In every way, my life is a constantly surprising journey. Ceramics is my second career. I first started out as a nurse-midwife and specialist in child survival and safe motherhood (reducing maternal mortality), working for over thirty years all around the globe, mainly in developing countries in Africa and Latin America, but also in Asia, Eastern Europe and the US. After 2001, I gradually left that work (had enough of traveling) and took up potting, which I now do full time out of my own studio, located in a community of artists in an old mill building in Needham, MA. I sell my work out of my studio to the local community, which has supported me enthusiastically.

Ceramics Training
• Wheel throwing with David Rossinow in the Cultural Arts Program at the JCC in Newton, MA
• Wheel throwing and hand building with various teachers at Feet of Clay in Brookline, MA
• Glaze Chemistry, Chinese Brush Painting, Mold-Making and Slip-casting and various other classes and workshops at the Harvard Ceramics Program, Allston, MA
• Electric Kiln Operation and Maintenance at the Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA
• Summer workshops at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013
• Summer workshop at Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Truro, MA 2004

Ceramics Work Experience
• Studio Manager, Feet of Clay Pottery, Brookline, MA
• Independent Studio Potter, Needham, MA

Exhibitions and Juried Shows
•“CCAE Holly Fair”, Cambridge, MA, 2012,2013, 2014
•“Newton Fine Art and Crafts Show”, Newton, MA, 2011, 2012, 2013 
•“Earthworks” Open Juried Clay Annual Show, South County Art Association, Kingston, RI 2010
• “Drink It In” Juried show of drinking vessels, Gorse Mill Gallery, Needham, MA 20009
• “Gorse Mill Artists on Display”, Gorse Mill Gallery, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
"A Feast For the Eyes", Gorse Mill Gallery, 2013, 2014
• “Needham Open Studios Annual Show”, May 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
• “Harvard Ceramic Program Group Show and Sale”, May 2008
• “Feet of Clay Pottery Group Show and Sale”, Dec 2005, May & Dec 2006, May & Dec 2007

Other Work Experience
• Secondary school teacher and assistant headmistress, Karoti Girls Secondary School,   Kerugoya, Kenya
• Emergency room nurse, St. Luke’s Hospital Center, New York, NY
• Public health nurse, CWS mobile medical team, Agadez, Niger
• Staff midwife, Agadez Hospital, Agadez, Niger
• Maternal/child health faculty, Univeristy of Yaoundé Center for Health Sciences, Yaoundé, Cameroon
• Private midwifery practice, Cambridge, MA
• Research Associate, HOVIPREP project, MIT Nutrition Program/Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA
• Public health nursing instructor, Bamenda School of Nursing and Midwifery, Bamenda, Cameroon 
• Staff nurse, Nkwen Medical Clinic, Bamenda, Cameroon
• Over thirty years spent as a consultant in maternal & child health (specializing in maternal mortality reduction, child survival and nutrition) advising governments and non-profit organizations, training medical personnel, developing training materials, and doing research in the following countries: Niger, Cameroon, Senegal, Mali, Guinea (Conakry), Nepal, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Albania, and the US.

Formal Education:
• BA Radcliffe College, Harvard University (Social Relations) 1968
• MS New York Medical College Graduate School of Nursing (Nursing) 1972
• PhD University of Illinois (Midwifery and International Health) 1980