I've always done two different kinds of work. Maybe the context of my childhood African home in Angola has shaped some of the distorted, and highly-textured pieces I've created in the past, and appear now again, in a more abstract form, in my more recent bark vases. Maybe my Dutch heritage, and Delft Blue's influence on Portuguese ceramics and azulejos led me to blue-on-white decorative work. During the years I lived in Brussels, my workshop instructors Alain Losa and Carol Youngner helped me find the path I was searching for. Chris Keenan, a British potter and former apprentice of Edmund de Waal, taught me in his workshops, to focus on line, elegance and detail.
Since returning to Ottawa in 2016, I have been a member of Gladstone Clayworks, and of the Ottawa Guild of Potters. I am proud to be the current chair of the OGP Exhibitions Committee.