In December, 2012 I will graduate from Texas A&M University-Commerce with my BFA in Stuido Arts with an emphasis in Ceramics just a few months shy of my 70th birthday. I will be moving back home to Oklahoma at that time and I will need to build a studio so that I may continue my work in ceramics. The funds from this project will be used to build that studio.
I began doing art in the late 1950's and have continued ever since. Over the years I studied with artists like Pat Garey, Ann Mann, Henrietta Wyeth Hurd, Peter Hurd and Andrew Wyeth. In the 1980's I discovered Fiber Arts and became adept at hand spinning, hand weaving, natural dying, crocheting, knitting and tatting. After my husband of 36 years passed away in 2002, I decided to go back to college and get my degree in Fine Arts.
I am currently attending Texas A&M University-Commerce where I will graduate in December 2012 with a BFA in studio arts with a concentration in ceramics.I will be donating the land on which to build the center, the kilns, and the wheels. We also have the clay and just about all the tools we need to start the creative arts center. What we don't have is a building to house the center in. We are in need of funding for building materials to build the building which will become the creative arts center. We have the volunteers to perform the labor but we need the funds to purchase the actual building materials.