Years ago I headed back to college in my thirties. I already had a degree in Illustration and had been using it for over ten years . But something was missing . So after much research I picked what was then called CA college of Arts and Crafts . I intended to explore a second degree in ceramics and this was the perfect college to do so as it had been the teaching home of the great ceramic artist Robert Arnison who founded the ceramic art movement of taking a ceramics from functional craft forms to fine art. I studied ceramics their in in doing so I became a part of this generational movement ( 3 times removed ) . But alas while their on a whim I took a metal smithing in course and feel in love. But I also fell in love for real with Mark and after 2 years of study made the choice to move to southern CA and marry Mark. A choice I will cherish all my life as he gave me the BEST 12 years of my life. But now 22 years later I find myself exploring my lost love of metal again while added mixed media elements in hidden ways. I hope these pieces find their way to a future teaching venues so I may pass on the fun I am having getting to re know my lost love.