Member of West Michigan Potter’s Guild
Khnemu Studio LLC on Fernwood Farm
6322 113th Ave
...a connection to the artist and the land
I grew up on an 80 acre horse farm and spent many hours exploring the wetlands in the back of my parent’s property. Since I was a little girl, I have always made "critters" out of almost anything. I remember many times in school getting in trouble for the little animals, made from rubber erasers, parading across my desk.
I went to college to get a degree in Biology, but I always took art classes as electives. After receiving a Masters of Biology at Michigan State University, I took a job teaching at a community college. It wasn't until after a few years of teaching that I discovered the world of clay. Since the first pottery class I took, I was hooked.
Clay lets me make things that I never thought I could. I love nature and the outdoors which I try to reflect in my art. I try to put personality and movement in all my pieces. Animals have always been a big part of my life, especially horses, so it’s no surprise that most of my work has some kind of animal involved. When making my “critters”, I always try to have them tell a story with the expression in their faces. One of my goals when making a piece is the hope that the person viewing the piece can experience the joy I had in making it.