Hurricane Katrina


On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, destroyed my home and studio in Gulfport, Mississippi. Much was lost in the storm, and I spent the following four years as an artist-in-residence/visiting professor at various venues throughout the country. Since returning, the studio has been restored with a living space added. Coming back from this disaster will take many years as Mississippi bore the brunt of Katrina’s wrath. Today, only a few structures remain standing, and much of the coast is like a blank slate. Still, I remain committed to the rebuilding efforts and hope to do what I can toward that end.


I would like to thank the following organizations, institutions, and individuals for their tremendous assistance and courage. A heartfelt thanks go to Hiram College and the many others not listed below as their generosity is still felt today.


* American Academy of Arts and Letters
* Andy Warhol Foundation
* C. Pigott
* Central Wyoming College
* Craft Emergency Relief Fund
* DePauw University
* F. Cox
* Highwater Clays
* Hiram College
* Joan Mitchell Foundation
* Maine Potters Group
* Mississippi Arts Commission
* New Orleans CAC
* Pollock-Krasner Foundation
* Santa Fe Art Institute
* Yellow Fox Foundation