About The Artist

I am a native of South Dakota. I was born in Madison, and now reside there with Dale, and our children Jarrell, Julian, and Simone.

I teach art in Madison’s middle school. I am inspired by family, landscape – especially the lakes, and the vitality of the young people I encounter every day.

I have worked in many media in the past, including watercolor, pen and ink, and sculptural relief -type boxes, but right now I love to work with clay. I find the rhythmic rolling of coils to be somewhat of a personal ritual in becoming more at peace with all that I encounter. I think of clay in terms of form, texture, and the firing process. Raku firing is fascinating in that is capable of such extremes.

In my pieces, I work with forms from nature as well as archetypal forms. Favorite artists such as Klimt, Degas, O’Keefe, and many others find a way of infusing my pieces. Symbols – such as women as vessels and guardians – are also very important in the context of my work.


We are a fine art gallery and custom frame shop in historic downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Phone: 605-336-9737

Mon-Sat: 10-5:30pm
Closed Sundays


July 5th: Earthen Elements - A Ceramic Exhibit by Jenna Weir & Travis Hinton
August 2nd: Eyob Mergia
September 6th: Helpline Center Benefit - Hope & Healing Show

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