From the moment I sat in the mud as a child making sculptures, art has been my life's journey. Everything I look at is a composition, an idea or a story, a celebration of color, and a way to create, catalogue, memorize or alter my environment.
My artwork is almost always a celebration of my joy in nature and it's many rich colors and textures. I love to add whimsy and inspire a chuckle of discovery from the viewer with elements like wings on cats, teasing mice or red toenails on a frog!
I'm also passionate about sharing clay art! I thrive not only on creating, but also on teaching others to capture their own visions in clay. I am always happy to talk about methods and technique in choosing clay, shaping and glazing it, and firing it.
Peggy was born and raised in Connecticut, attended Randolph Macon College, and graduated from the University of Connecticut. Additionally she studied art at several colleges throughout the USA over the years, and was apprenticed to a production potter.
She's lived an adventurous life full of rich and varied work and life experiences. She has lived, worked and travelled in 11 different states and beyond, gathering memories and inspiration along the way that continue even now to fuel her creativity. Finally settling in Vero Beach, Florida, Peggy raised 5 children and taught art in the Indian River school system for 17 years. She now teaches clay art at the Vero Beach Art Museum.
Her artwork has been shown in the Brevard Museum of Art, the Vero Beach Art Museum, and the Bacchus Museum, as well as at galleries throughout Florida's treasure coast. In addition Peggy is a member of a group of resident artists that show their work at Flametree Clay Art Gallery in downtown Vero Beach. She has participated in several local shows, among them the prestigious Under the Oaks, and opened her studio to visitors as part of the Vero Beach Art Trail event. Peggy is also a certified Bikram Yoga instructor, an avid kayaker and a lover of nature who finds much inspiration for her art in Florida's beautiful flora and fauna. When not throwing, sculpting or firing in her studio , you can find Peggy walking on the beach, paddling on the river or cycling through her part of the world!