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I work primarily in ceramics. I have made and marketed jewelry through
apparel markets in the East and for the past 15 years of so have had a studio
shared with several artists and galleries in an old warehouse in the city.
Currently I make nonfunctional ceramic sculptures that are shown in three
galleries in the city and I also have two private shows a year in my home
studio. Yes, being a professional educator, wife, mother and professional
artist sometimes becomes quite interesting to juggle, I can't imagine doing
anything else. I advise my high school students to discover their "passion"
and try to figure out how to make a living out of it. That's what I feel I
finally figured out--since I majored in Business in college, worked in the
corporate world for a while and found my "art passion" much later.
I like your explanation of how your drawing and painting is used more in the
planning than in the actual finished product. I teach drawing, painting and
sculpture and find it fascinating and learn more each time I teach it to a
different group of students-----always learning and improving!