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Growing up in Tucson, Arizona, Betsy was exposed to the beauty of Mexican and Native American pottery and art. Several pieces of antique Mexican pottery, once her great-grandmother’s, and pieces of Mexican art decorate her home. Her eclectic collection of pottery and art include several Korean celadon vases, painted furniture and paintings collected while living in Korea.
Betsy enjoys the very tactile and visual satisfaction clay provides, from the creamy feel of porcelain-blend clays to the sandy, gritty feel of raku clay; the touch and texture of carvings and the way glazes cling and break along carved lines. Opening the kiln after a glaze firing is like Christmas, often surprising seeing the reaction of glaze colors on various clays. And raku and saggar firings are always an adventure in color and design.
Betsy attended the University of Arizona and graduated from California State University at Long Beach with a business degree and Medical College of Georgia with an associates degree in Occupational Therapy. She practices OT in long term care.
Betsy and her husband, Rich, live in Martinez with their two children, Sarah and Philip.