The song “whistle While You Work takes on new meaning with my current passion, Clay-tunes. I form animals , birds, fish or ” whatever tickles my fancy” into hollow whistles, then add more holes, tweet the opening just “so” until they play up to eight sounds depending on the piece.Since I also play the piano, I find great joy in combining sound with form. Each piece is hand carved from red clay with no molds used, glazed and fired in my home kiln.I currently have my work represented at the ATHunn gallery in Savannah Georgia, the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, MS, the Red Fox gallery in Brevard NC, and the Caron Gallery in Tupelo, MS. I have shown my Clay-tunes in several festivals in MS, TN, and TX including the beloved Gumtree Art Festival, the Edom Art Festival, and the Cooper-Young Festival. My whistles have also been represented at the Copper Fox Gallery in Leiper’s Fork, TN, the Alley Cats Gallery, Memphis TN, and Main Attraction, Tupelo MS.
I received my BA in Art Education and MA in Art Education from the University of MS. I am also National Board Certified and taught art in the public schools throughout Northeast MS for 30.5 years. I currently reside in Tupelo, MS.
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