Dorothy focuses on shapes and textures from ferns, leaves, rocks, hand crocheted doilies, and other found objects. She presses these textures into slabs of porcelain, creating organic pots that come to life in glazes of greens, blues, reds, and deep purple. She is a teacher and artist who is deeply devoted to the promotion of ceramics in Oregon.
"I have always seen clay as organic in substance and form, and have been drawn to the earth nature, and it's colors. It is out of this core inspiration that I create my pottery."