Marilyn with owner/designer
Jerry Janssen at Orientations
Monterey, Calfiornia.
Animal forms are the structural focus of my sculpture. I'm fortunate to have discovered terra cotta and the natural glow of that material in a garden. My palette is limited to terra cotta, black, and white clays. I build pieces using a press mold method.

My heroes are the artisans who created the quiet fountains at the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, and built the bas relief walls at Persepolis in ancient Persia. I’m satisfied if I can capture an inch of their integrity in one mile of my work.

I meet with architects, designers, and individual clients. My fountains are built for both permanent and portable installations.

Photograph by Dave Clark Images