My love of clay and its infinite possibilities began as a child the first time I took a Pottery Class at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. I watched how a lump of wet clay was held, shaped, and given graceful form; transformed in a way that appeared magical, and from that day on, I was hooked. Years later, I studied Art in college, and while getting my degree in Art Education at S.U.N.Y New Paltz, found myself spending more hours in the Ceramics Studio than anywhere else on campus. After graduating, I taught Art in both public and private schools, and later went back to school for an M.B.A. in Marketing.
But whatever else was going on with my life or career, I always felt I needed to still find a place where I could have my hands in clay. The medium inspired, intrigued, and never failed to excite me as its possibilities just seemed limitless.
My venture into ceramic jewelry came while I was working at a wonderful studio in Midland Park, NJ called the Wortendyke Studio, run by the very gifted Judy Losapio.
I started experimenting with different small shapes that I call “wearable art” and from there, my love of doing these miniature creations really took off. I set up a studio in my home which includes two kilns, a work area and display space and RG Clay Creations, Inc. was born.
I truly do feel blessed to be doing something I love; something that can have me feel expressed in new ways and that also brings joy to others.